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Cisco Frame Relay Solutions Guide by Jonathan Chin

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Chapter 8. Frame Relay to ATM Interworking

Frame Relay has enjoyed much success with end users primarily because of its increased performance and reduced cost. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), commonly known as cell relay, is a popular WAN technology broadly deployed on high-speed networks. ATM delivers higher availability and speed over Frame Relay and is the most widely deployed backbone technology. Both Frame Relay and ATM networks are widespread today. Each protocol is unique in its own way, and each has its own advantages. This chapter explains Cisco's implementation of the Frame Relay to ATM Interworking feature, which provides the functionalities to allow disparate Frame Relay and ATM networks to communicate and exchange information despite ...

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