This Wireless Metropolitan Area Network is a type of wireless networking with a coverage area — a range — roughly the size of a city. A Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (WMAN) covers a larger geographical area than a wireless local area network (WLAN) but is smaller than a wireless wide area network (WWAN) (WWAN). WMANs are point-to-point or point-to-multipoint networks with individual links that can span distances of up to 30 miles. This is important for backhaul applications but can provide last-mile connectivity in urban areas. WMANs can be built using vendor-specific proprietary equipment and associated technologies or made to IEEE standards. Learn more specifics about Wireless Metropolitan Area Network with EdrawMax templates!