QuestionHi, regarding a network installation here in Malaysia, nearly all installation are LAN and WAN architecture and they widely use the 10/100 Mbps ethernet adapter. Since the emergence of Data Storage Network, Network Attached Storage, VoIP and many more types of network offered by different network vendors, could there be other types of networks that are implemented now, which look to have a better potential in the future. It seems that the transferring rate has always been the issue here.What type of network installation at this present moment is in high demand?I am waiting for your reply, for this could help me a lot with my proposals. ThanksAnswer For campus size installations the main concern will be available bandwidth between the different buildings and the servers or storage devices. If the distances are under about 220m then a standard 50/125 fibre will easily accommodate Gigabit Ethernet, more than this distance would require the added expense of single mode fibres. It would probably be a good idea to install single mode 'Dark Fibres' (fibres that are not terminated) alongside the multi modes anyway, this will future proof the installation to a certain extent without adding too much to the costs. Talk of 'Terabit Ethernet' has started to filter through, but this will have to be over single mode fibres using laser technology, if you already have the fibres in place ready to be terminated, then that is as much as you can do at this time.The copper cabling should be at least Cat 6, and should be tested to ensure that it fully complies with the relevant standards.I think a major issue in years to come will be the quality of the installation, as we try to squeeze more and more bandwidth out of existing cabling systems, then bad workmanship will start to show up. Make sure the cable routes have plenty of space and the cabinets are not congested. The planning at this stage and the installation of the copper cabling itself should not be taken lightly.With a WAN, you are very much at the mercy of the telecoms company, and can only implement what they have to offer, in any wide area network this is always going to be the 'bottleneck' of the network.I hope this helps with your proposal.