frame relay

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a communications protocol, similar to but more efficient to X.25, that operates at OSI level 2.

Electronics

  • A packet switching protocol utilized in WANs, and for connections between LANs situated far from each other. It transmits variable-length packets, and supports transmission rates that range from 56 Kbps up to 44.736 Mbps, the signaling rate of a T3 or DS3 circuit. frame relay utilizes error checking instead of error correction, relying upon the dependable channels utilized.
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