Complete Protocol dictionary, glossary and reference
Frame Relay is a WAN protocol for LAN internetworking which operates at the physical and data link layer to provide a fast and efficient method of transmitting information from a user device to another across multiple switches and routers. Frame Relay is based on packet-switched technologies similar to x.25, which enables end stations to dynamically share the network medium and the available bandwidth. It employs the following two packet techniques: a) Variable-length packets and b) Statistical multiplexing. It does not guarantee data integrity and discards packets when there is network congestion. In reality, it still delivers data with high reliability.