What is a Leased Line?
A leased line also known as a dedicated line, is a fixed bandwith data connection that is reserved for your use only. It’s almost like having a private toll road or your own motorway lane. This is unlike broadband or fibre which is shared and can suffer from latency and speed issues at the busiest times of the day.
What types of businesses benefit from a leased line?
- Businesses that require high grade connectivity for daily operation
- Multi-site companies that rely on centralised sales & CRM systems
- Businesses that handle sensitive or confidential data
- Businesses with seasonal fluctuations
What are the benefits of a leased line?
Leased lines are symmetrical. This means the download and upload speeds are the same, unlike traditional broadband which often sees upload speeds significantly reduced in favour of high download speed
If losing connectivity (web access, email, ftp capability etc) for a day or more could seriously harm your business, you may want to consider a leased line. The high availability – combined with short fix times should a fault developwill give your business both continuity of service and peace of mind.
Leased lines tend to have less data transmission delay (latency) than broadband and less variation in such delay (jitter). This is important if you are using your leased line for video conferencing or streaming, cctv, financial trading and VoIP calls.