A campus area network (CAN) or corporate area network is a computer network made up of interconnected local area networks (LANs) within a specific geographical area. The networking equipment (e.g., switches and routers) and transmission media (e.g., optical fiber and Cat5 cabling) are almost entirely owned by the tenant or owner of the campus, such as an enterprise, university, or government entity. A campus area network is larger than a local area network but smaller than a metropolitan area network (MAN) or wide area network (WAN). Campus area networks often interconnect a variety of buildings and are commonly deployed in airports, seaports, large manufacturing facilities, office parks and universities.
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