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By Friscojw ·
Could I get some feedback about the positves or negatives?

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to Voice over Frame

Try this URL (all one line), there's a lot of white papers about different aspects of frame relay, including some dealing with VoIP.

http://www.alliancedatacom.com/att-frame-relay-tutorial.htm

Basically, the positives include cheaper communications costs since many voice calls are being passed with data over the frame relay link. The most obvious negative is that the voice and data are both competing for a finite amount of bandwidth. If the link is at a high utilization rate, then packets are dropped which result in drops and cutouts in voice calls.

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by Stillatit In reply to Voice over Frame

Before you get too involved in all the technical data, get the CIR numbers on your frame relay connections. If you do not have enough CIR to support your voice bandwidth, you will need to buy it (very expensive with most carriers).

At the very low cost of domestic long distance today, we found that we could not justify the increased bandwidth costs, nor the costs of the equipment.

Good luck.

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by McKayTech In reply to Voice over Frame

I have recently implemented VOIP using frame relay and we have generated significant cost savings because most of our voice traffic is intra-LATA or inter-LATA and we already had T-1 data lines running everywhere we needed to go.

The bandwidth demand on our T-1 frame relay circuits has been modest and the sole downside has been that we have struggled a little to keep the voice quality up to par with a conventional circuit.

Overall, it's been a huge plus and took only a few months to fullycost-justify the initial investment since we just had to purchase desktop sets and the central call management piece. If we had to build out the entire infrastructure, we could still have seen a complete return of investment in less than one year.
paul

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by e-Fellow In reply to Voice over Frame

Absolutely a good choice for companies with multiple sites, and especially International sites where costs per minute can **** you away. Also there are many added "soft" features; like the ability to just dial extensions for remote sites, we can intercom page in a plant over 2,000 miles away, and we also added some other cost saving features with VoFR!!! We went with Sprint we paid for no C.I.R. domesticlly and only 1/3 of the line to Mexico is C.I.R. Sure we spent some time tweaking our QOS, but we are seeing savings the first month of install. Yes the first month, because we are now paying the same price for 8 times the bandwidth so we justified our installation costs with the improved bandwidth, now all the savings from the VoFR is realized immedialtely. VoFR is great, however, be damn well informed and prepared before you plan for your equipment and install/s and please stay on top od any International installs you might have. A large WAN/VoFR project will test you in many ways,,,good luck folks!

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by Friscojw In reply to Voice over Frame

Great feedback Thanks

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by e-Fellow In reply to Voice over Frame

Absolutely a good choice for companies with multiple sites, and especially International sites where costs per minute can **** you away. Also there are many added "soft" features; like the ability to just dial extensions for remote sites, we can intercom page in a plant over 2,000 miles away, and we also added some other cost saving features with VoFR!!! We went with Sprint we paid for no C.I.R. domestically and only 1/3 of the line to Mexico is C.I.R. Sure we spent some time tweaking our QOS, but we are seeing savings the first month of install. Yes the first month, because we are now paying the same price for 8 times the bandwidth so we justified our installation costs with the improved bandwidth, now all the savings from the VoFR is realized immediately. VoFR is great, however, be damn well informed and prepared before you plan for your equipment and install/s and please stay on top of any International installs you might have. A large WAN/VoFR project will test you in many ways,,,good luck folks!

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