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RE: [EFM] Forward from Glen Kramer

How about HSAN - High Speed Access Network. 


John George
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-----Original Message-----
From: Ken_Twist []
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 12:08 PM
To: '';
Subject: RE: [EFM] Forward from Glen Kramer

Perhaps we could call it BAN- Broadband Area Networks.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 8:56 AM
Subject: RE: [EFM] Forward from Glen Kramer

I believe the XAN idea looks good and sounds OK, if pronounced like ZAN.
However, this may not speak so well to our whole Marketing effort as well as
technical effort, as the name being easy on people will help its acceptance,
etc. I also think I have seen XAN used elsewhere, but cannot recall.

This all stated... can we consider to go with EAN (pronounced Ian, say) that
is Ethernet Access Network... which is exactly what we have. This rolls off
the tongue well, it says what it says and is, and it gets us moving toward
the hugely successful marketing effort that comes next.


-----Original Message-----
From: Amir Leshem []
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 8:39 AM
To: Howard Frazier;
Subject: RE: [EFM] Forward from Glen Kramer

Howard and all

How about XAN -  for eXtended/eXtrernal/xDSL  Area Network

Best regards

Dr.  Amir Leshem
Director, Advanced Technologies
Metalink Broadband Access
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60972, Israel
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Bar-Ilan University, 52900, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Phone: +972-9-9605333
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-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Frazier []
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 9:03 PM
Subject: [EFM] Forward from Glen Kramer


This is a good question and it goes beyond the copper track.
The 802 group is known as "LAN/MAN Standards Committee".
Yet 802.3ah defines a network which is neither LAN nor
MAN...  The name we choose will be used not only in our
standard, but will find its way into marketing and research

Traditionally networks were classified by their geographical
span: Local Area Networks (LANs), Metropolitan Area Networks
(MANs), or Wide Area Networks (WANs).  Following this
ideology, we would call our network something like
"Neighborhood Area Network" (NAN).

Alternatively we may emphasize the network purpose and call
it "Access Network" or "$ub$criber Access Network".  In my
opinion "Access Network" is not descriptive enough, and as
you mentioned the abbreviation for "$ub$criber Access
Network" clashes with "Storage Area Networks".

The name "Storage Area Network" makes very little sense as
it combines purpose (storage) and area. Surprisingly, the
name caught on. By this analogy we may call our network
"Access Area Network (AAN)" or "$ub$criber Access Area
Network (SAAN)".

Are there any other suggestions?

Long live the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN/SAAN(?) Standards Committee!