SOHO Network

The modern concept of small office/home office, or SoHo, refers to the category of business which can be from 1 to 10 workers. SOHO can also stand for small or home office or single office/home office. A larger business enterprise, one notch up the size scale, is often categorized as a small business. When a company reaches 100 or more employees, it is often referred to as a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME).

Corporate Network

A corporate network typically uses different types of network media. The different office segments can use 10-megabit-per-second (Mbps) Ethernet or token ring networks, but the backbone network that is used to connect to the different networks and host servers is usually made up of 100-Mbps Ethernet or Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI). Connections to external networks (the Internet) are over leased lines or packet-switched services such as Frame Relay. Connections to branch offices are over either switched media (ISDN or analog modems), dedicated media (leased lines or Frame Relay), or the Internet