What is a leased line?
A leased line is a private connection between two or more locations. Also known as a private circuit or data line. This connection can be used for internet access, business data exchange, video and voice calls and any other form of telecommunication. The term ‘dedicated internet’ is often used when talking about leased lines, put simply the amount of bandwidth you pay for is reserved solely for your use so there are no changes in speed or availability at times of high demand.
What are the advantages to having a leased line?
Which means you can upload and download at the same speed. This means you can perform data hungry tasks like transfer large files, working remotely and making VoIP calls.
Your leased line can carry many forms of communication. It can be used for VPN access, phone calls and internet traffic all in one and how the bandwidth is allocated is up to you.
Leased lines come in range of speeds from 2Mbps up to 10Gbps. There are no ‘up to’ or ‘best’ speeds like you get with broadband, you will receive the full bandwidth allocation you pay for.
Leased lines often come with Service Level Agreements (SLAs) as the providers can monitor and maintain the line themselves, to ensure a certain level of service.
Private and secure
As the connection is just for your use leased lines are ideal for companies that handle sensitive client information such those in the finance and professional services industry.
Receive 24/7 business phone support and speak to the provider of your line straight away. As the direct provider of your line they can resolve any problems quickly.
There is no fair usage policy; you can use as much data as you like.
Should I get a leased line?
If your business has multiple offices, deals with large amounts of data on a daily basis or requires a range of different communications to be supplied together then a leased could offer you a better service at a reduced cost.
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