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A form of packet switching that relies on high-quality phone lines to minimize errors. It does error checking but no correcting in the network. The end devices, like LAN servers and clients, make corrections when necessary. When a traditional protocol like SDLC (Synchronous Data Link Control) is adapted to frame relay by a Frame Relay Access Device (FRAD), the FRAD will correct errors. Frame Relay is very good at efficiently handling high-speed, bursty data over wide area networks (WANs). It offers lower costs and higher performance for those applications in contrast to the traditional point-to-point services (leased lines).