UK business wireless LAN WLAN and wide area networking (WWAN) using radio, satellite and mobile phone technologies can both complement and compete with more traditional systems of cable-based networking.

For some institutions, such as those in rural areas where laying cable is too expensive, wireless technology offers the only networking solution. For others, wireless wide area networking provides greater system flexibility as well as the opportunity to control costs where
the equipment is owned.

Implementing a wireless wide area network requires careful attention to the planning and surveying of the network. The total cost of ownership involved in switching to this rapidly evolving system of networking should also be considered.