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LAN & WAN Design & Auditing

EDN enables businesses to be successful by designing and implementing Local and Wide Area Networks (LAN and WAN) that maximize the potential of voice and data technologies to facilitate a flawless transfer of information.

EDN will custom design and implement a network solution that’s right for you, whether you are upgrading your existing LAN/WAN infrastructure or launching a new business. EDN’s project management skills and integrated implementation approach offer practical solutions that can be successfully applied to any voice or data network project. From wiring to switching, through Internet connectivity to the most complex protocol configurations and large-scale enterprise networks, EDN has the experience necessary to design the voice and data network solution your business requires.

With network traffic growing exponentially, application performance and LAN/WAN optimisation are two of the biggest IT challenges that organizations face. Network managers and administrators often lack a comprehensive solution for the design and audit of  network requirements, resources and bandwidth while meeting user expectations for fast application response. EDN can revolutionise the way you manage your network by offering full network solution that delivers visibility, control and optimisation.

LAN – Local Area Network

A LAN connects network devices over a relatively short distance. A networked office building, school, or home usually contains a single LAN, though sometimes one building will contain a few small LANs (perhaps one per room), and occasionally a LAN will span a group of nearby buildings. In TCP/IP networking, a LAN is often but not always implemented as a single IP subnet. In addition to operating in a limited space, LANs are also typically owned, controlled, and managed by a single person or organisation. They also tend to use certain connectivity technologies, primarily Ethernet and Token Ring.

WAN – Wide Area Network

A WAN spans a large physical distance. A WAN is a geographically-dispersed collection of LANs. A network device called a router connects LANs to a WAN. In IP networking, the router maintains both a LAN address and a WAN address. A WAN differs from a LAN in several important ways. Most WANs (like the Internet) are not owned by any one organization but rather exist under collective or distributed ownership and management. WANs tend to use technology like ATM, Frame Relay and X.25 for connectivity over the longer distances.

International WAN design and implementation management.

Expanding abroad? Consolidating multiple networks in other countries? Our team of operatives have experience in international network, contract and implementation management and can help you get the best solution, the best price and the least disruptive implementation.