Wireless Network Area by Coverage
The network type of wireless communication can be divided into PAN, LAN, MAN, and WAN based on the communication coverage(distance).
The figure and table below give a brief explanation of PAN, LAN, MAN, and WAN,
and the following pages compare the specifications for various wireless communication standards.
|Wireless Network Type||Coverage: networks area(Wireless communication distance)||Wireless standard|
|WPAN||Within reach of a person (around 30m)||Bluetooth, ZigBee, Z-Wave|
|WLAN||Within a building/Village/campus (around 100m)||WiFi, Z-Wave, ZigBee|
|WMAN||Within a city (around 10Km)||LoRA, SigFox, Wi-SUN|
|WWAN||National/Worldwide (around 30Km)||NB-IoT, CAT-M, LTE, 5G|