What’s The Fate Of Frame?
by Joanie Wexler
Posted 12/2004; Published 07/2004
The U.S. frame relay market is becoming saturated. After more than a decade of record-breaking double-digit annual growth, new deployments are waning.
But while you might expect the much-ballyhooed IP-VPN to be gorging on frame relay’s lunch, this WAN heir-apparent is actually struggling to find a firm following. Meantime, frame’s installed base endures, with more than 1 million revenue-generating service ports in use in the U.S. And some new installations are still expected, at fractional T1 speeds and up, at least through 2008.
The reason? Frame relay continues to meet the majority of enterprise data networking requirements with high levels of reliability that businesses know and trust.
About the author:
Joanie Wexler is an independent editor and writer based in Silicon Valley. She has spent most of her career writing about trends in the IT and computer-networking industries.
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