What is Frame Relay?
Frame Relay was originally conceived of as a protocol for use over ISDN interfaces , and initial proposals to this effect were submitted (in 1984) to the Consultative Committee for International Telegraph and Telephone ( CCITT ). Work on frame relay was also undertaken in the American National Standards Institute ( ANSI )-accredited T1S1 standards committee in the U.S.
The rapid increase in high bandwidth communication is the main reason for improving and using Frame Relay technology.
Frame Relay technology was intended to be an intermediate solution for the demand for high bandwidth networking. It is a packet switching technology which relies on low error rate digital transmission links and high performance processors. Frame Relay technology was designed to cover the following:
- Low latency and higher throughput
- Bandwidth on demand
- Dynamic sharing of bandwidth