A leased line is a dedicated and private broadband connection.
Leased lines provide the fastest data connectivity available in the UK.
What is a leased line?
Leased lines are ‘dedicated’. This means instead of sharing a broadband line with your neighbor, you rent a single dedicated line on a private circuit. On shared PTSN connections like ADSL or FTTC, at peak times internet connectivity is greatly hampered. (find out more about fibre broadband) A leased line only carries your data and you achieve consistent speeds no matter the time of day or location. There is no break in the fibre connection.
Leased lines are used for the internet, but also to connect two locations e.g. data centres or connecting offices. This is why they are also known as ethernet leased line, dedicated line, data circuit or private line.
A symmetric connection means you can send data just as fast as you can receive it. Businesses with high data-connectivity need a 1:1 connection ratio for data centres, cloud backup services and when using online software.
Businesses that use SIP Trunking benefit greatly from this type of connection. 2Mb leased line has enough bandwidth to support 48 concurrent calls. Compared to an 8Mb ADSL connection that can support up to 12 calls. This is due to the uncontended, symmetric bandwidth of leased lines. The most common connections available in the UK are 100Mb/s to 1Gbit/s (gigabit). In larger cities speeds of 10Gbit/s are possible.
The benefits of a Leased Line
- Exceptional speed and reliability
Advanced data network ensures quality and performance for your data connectivity
- On-demand computing
The best network infrastructure for Cloud and SaaS applications including Azure, Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud
- Cloud Backup
Scheduled or real-time backups including server replication run smoothly without putting a strain on your network
- VoIP & Unified Communications
Video conferencing, screen sharing, interactive whiteboards depend on high-performing internet connectivity. These are increasingly useful tools for daily tasks.
Leased Line FAQ’s
The average time is 60 days. It can be a complex process, so we manage it and work with our suppliers on your behalf. In some circumstances, if a customer needs a shorter lead time we can supply 4G or 5G solutions. This can be useful where, for example, there is an urgent office move.
The key difference between FTTP and Leased Lines is how they are connected. FTTP (fibre to the premises) services are shared with other internet users therefore speed is compromised at peak times. Lease line is solely for your business. FTTP is also asymmetric with larger download speeds compared to upload. Leased lines deliver symmetrical speeds of 99.9%
The installation of a leased line can be a significant initial investment. However, the benefits are huge. Don’t be put off without finding out what the costs for your business will be. We can help you decide whether it is the right option for your business and will offer value for money. The service cost depends on the service you require and the distance from the BT Openreach infrastructure. Additionally, as the technology has evolved prices have come down and may now be a lot less than you imagine.
Why join the growing number of businesses who are pleased they found Comms Connect?
- Installation by BT Openreach
- 24/7 support, 99.9% uptime
- SLA (Service Level Agreement), maximum 6 hours response
- Premium security software & integrated firewalls