All the Benefits of Private Lines, Without the High Costs

Verizon Frame Relay is a transmission technology that sends data over the public switched network in variable-length blocks, called frames. Speeds range from 56 Kbps to 45 Mbps, and is primarily used to send data between geographically dispersed sites. Verizon Frame Relay Service lets you handle data-intensive jobs accurately, quickly and far more economically than you could with private dedicated lines. 

Frame Relay Service provides high-speed data transmission for bursty LAN connection applications and is particularly well suited to handle distributed processing applications, such as client/server computing, peer-to-peer connections, and Internet access. Frame Relay is the ideal technology to establish LAN-to-LAN connections and distributed client/server networks. Applications include sending X-rays from a small hospital to a university specialist, layouts to a printer, financial data from one brokerage firm to another or inventory re-orders to plants and suppliers. With Frame Relay, LANs at one or more locations can have access to information that resides on mainframes or servers that are not co-located. 

Customers who will benefit from Frame Relay include those with: 

  • Dedicated lines to multiple sites 
  • Geographically dispersed sites 
  • Strategic supplier relationships (including outsourcing)
  • Legacy IBM infrastructure 
Frames are variable-length packets of data that are created when a stream of information from an end user’s device (a PC, terminal, or LAN) is sent to frame-relay specific equipment and divided into smaller parts.Each part includes the data plus the network address and error detection information. 

Instead of using costly duplicate lines to connect multiple locations, Frame Relay Service uses the public network to give you multiple Permanent Virtual Connections (PVCs) which are pre-established paths through the frame relay network. These PVCs provide multiple-site connectivity all through the same access line. They allow the customer to obtain reports on network performance information — such as statistics and port assignments — and they sound real-time alarms if a problem occurs on the network. 

  • New sites can be easily added to the network.
  • Reduce duplicate network facilities, equipment resources, and the number of equipment ports and lines required.
  • Increase network efficiencies.
  • Pay only for the bandwidth you need.
  • Get the convenience of a single link into the network rather than multiple lines since any number of workstations can use the same link at the same time and transmit data to any number of different locations.
  • Enjoy worldwide support through Frame Relay's use of the Network-to-Network Interface (NNI) standards.
  • Use flexible bandwidth to run different applications simultaneously without affecting network performance.
  • Position for easy, cost effective interconnection to ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)/Cell Relay.