Frame Relay

Meeting Your Stringent Demands for a Cost-effective, High-speed, and High-security Network

CenturyLink® Frame Relay Services (FRS) provide to your agency a managed, fully-interoperable, and scalable suite of services based on a high-performance platform designed to maximize availability and reliability. CenturyLink® FRS delivers connection-oriented data transmission at rates up to Digital Signal Level-3 (DS-3). Fully integrated with our Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) platform, CenturyLink® FRS provides access to our Multi-Protocol Label Switched (MPLS) core network. These features make CenturyLink® FRS ideal for seamless integration of your agency's service delivery point sites with a broad range of bandwidth requirements and a wide variety of access architectures. CenturyLink offers a full array of industry leading features, capabilities, and interface requirements for FRS customers.

Benefits

CenturyLink® FRS provides a highly reliable solution. CenturyLink uses industry leading, state-of-the-art carrier quality integrated FRS devices. Your agency will benefit from high quality services derived from a stable, proven network platform

  • Delivered over CenturyLink® national and international fiber backbone featuring robust connectivity and inherent redundancy
  • Seamless Frame Relay-to-ATM inter-working
  • IP enablement offers simplified any-to-any connectivity that is provided via a single enterprise permanent virtual circuit (PVC) at each agency location
  • Flexible quality of service (QoS) objectives: Verified Frame Relay-real time, Variable Frame Relay-non-real time, Unspecified Frame Relay
  • Scalable port speeds: 56 Kbps, 1.544 Mbps, fractional 1.544 Mbps and 45 Mbps
  • Reliable, performance-based AQLs
  • Expert support to design, install and manage networks
  • Easy to manage Control Center Networx Portal
  • Ability to burst to port speed
  • Disaster Recovery PVCs
  • Redundant world-class network operations centers (NOCs) and systems
  • CenturyLink consistently meets or exceeds the Government's Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) metrics
  • CenturyLink® FRS is proactively monitored 24x7x365
  • CenturyLink offers the additional capability of reporting statistical and alarm information directly to agencies via our Web-based reporting service, the Control Center Networx Portal

Uses

Supports all applications.

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    Frame Relay Services Product Overview

    Fully integrated with our Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) platform, CenturyLink® Frame Relay Service provides access to our Multi-Protocol Label Switched (MPLS) core network.