value added network


General Science


  • noun
    (written as value-added network)
    a commercial network which offers information services, e.g. stock prices, weather, email or advice, as well as basic file transfer.


  • (written as value-added network)
    A communications network that provides additional services and/or capabilities, such as enhanced security, advanced error detection and correction, resource management, message storing, and a guaranteed quality of service. Its acronym is VAN.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a network which leases telecommunications links, adds services and markets the improved network