Frame Relay WAN
A Frame Relay WAN is a high performance WAN protocol that is a proficient data transmission technique to transmit digital information. It is extensively used for Local Area Network (LAN) inter-networking in which, process data is transmitted between LANs and end point of WANs. Frame relay WAN is based on packet switching technology and operates on the physical and data link layers (Layers 1 and 2) of the OSI model. However, they are mostly implemented at Layer 2. Frame Relay WAN utilizes packet switching techniques such as variable-length packets and statistical multiplexing. It allows end user systems to share the network and also the available bandwidth.
The information superhighway is characterized by major changes in technology and the application of those technological advances in commerce, government, and every day life. Linking up with the entire world from one location, sharing data, and conducting businesses has been made easy, reliable, and effective through WANs (Wide Area Networks). The Internet being the largest WAN is the hub of all activity, effectuating data transfer using common telecommunication carrier devices. The common links used for connectivity are fiber optic lines, wireless, telephone, microwave, and satellite links.