Definition

BMAN (Broadband Metropolitan Area Network)

Part of the Network hardware glossary:

Also see metropolitan area network ( metropolitan area network ).

BMAN (Broadband Metropolitan Area Network) is a telecommunications service from Sprint in the U.S. that provides corporate users in a metropolitan area with broadband access to the Internet on optical fiber lines in a system that preserves a connection even when one line is cut or fails. Using existing and supplemented infrastructure, BMAN uses a series of interlocking ring s so that a connection can be restored within 60 milliseconds if a single line goes down. The system uses Synchronous Optical Network multiplexing . BMAN is the metropolitan part of Sprint's overall national network, which it calls ION (Integrated On-Demand Network).

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • server

    - In information technology, a server is a computer program that provides services to other computer programs (and their users) in the same or other computers. (WhatIs.com)

  • network topology

    - In communication networks, a topology is a usually schematic description of the arrangement of a network, including its nodes and connecting lines. (WhatIs.com)

  • Wi-Fi

    - Wi-Fi is the popular term for a high-frequency wireless local area network (WLAN) technology and standard that has gained acceptance in many companies as an alternative to a wired LAN...(continued) (SearchMobileComputing.com)

Glossaries

  • Network hardware

    - Terms related to network hardware, including definitions about cables or file servers and words and phrases about routers and switches.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About BMAN (Broadband Metropolitan Area Network)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.