Is there a difference between Ethernet WAN and Wide Area Ethernet?

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Is there a difference between Ethernet WAN and Wide Area Ethernet? If not, are there other terms people use to describe a high-speed wide area network (WAN) service that uses Ethernet connectivity?

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No, there is no difference. Terms that are used widely for WANs are the service names like MPLS, Frame Relay, or VPN. WAN encompasses all those technologies.

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  • JenniferT

    Ethernet is a transport standard covering network interaction protocol within the network and the connectivity wiring RJ45 or Fiber.

    WAN stands for wide area network and typically means connectivity to Telco equipment that connects to the Internet or private network connecting other geographically located end point.

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  • ToddN2000
    Ethernet WAN, or a wide area network (WAN) is similar to a LAN, but much larger and distributed across multiple locations. Wide area networks may use telephone lines, fiber-optic cables or satellite signals to cover large areas such as cities, states or even entire nations. A WAN can also be comprised of multiple LANs.

    Wide Area Ethernet (WAE) is the delivery of high-speed wide area network (WAN) service using Ethernet connectivity. Essentially, WAE is a virtual private network (VPN) service that simplifies linking remote locations. WAE is marketed as an alternative to traditional wide area connections such as leased line, frame relay or T1 services.

    Wide Area Ethernet maintains the high bandwidth and simplicity of Layer 2 Ethernet. The flat network design makes the connected sites appear as a single logical network and simplifies connectivity back to the headquarters and between remote sites.
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