Business ethernet leased lines

Connectivity isn’t just about internet access. A direct, private point to point connection between your business and service provider ensures you are the only user, gives a far higher level of reliability and control, backed up with a Service Level Agreement that guarantees a fix for issues within a specific timeframe.

A leased line are perfect for businesses that rely on high speed connections thanks to uncontested, guaranteed and symmetrical upload and download bandwidth.

How does an ethernet leased line work?

A leased line uses the same technology as a fibre broadband service. However, the connection is leased to a business from the internet service provider (ISP), making the connection unique to that location, rather than shared with other users. This means that the business has its own dedicated internet that isn’t affected by other traffic on the network.

In addition, because an ethernet leased line offers connectivity specifically for the business in question, it brings many speed and reliability benefits that cannot be guaranteed through fibre broadband alone. If your business is particularly data-hungry, or if you’ve found unstable connectivity to be an issue for your premises, an ethernet leased line is a wise choice.

Features of leased lines

Symmetrical upload and download speeds

Leased lines offer symmetrical upload and download speeds, as opposed to asymmetrical speeds that, despite being more common, result in uploading that is considerably slower than downloading.

Symmetrical upload and download speeds are essential for sharing large files, using Cloud services, accessing virtual private networks (VPNs), hosting a website or managing online sales. Opting for a leased line with unrivalled upload speeds prevents unnecessary interruption to these crucial business activities.

Ultra-low latency

Leased lines benefit from ultra-low latency. This is critical for business applications such as financial trading, Cloud applications and communication services such as video conferencing or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, where even a fraction of a second of lag can cause problems.

 

Flexible internet

The speed of the internet is flexible with leased lines, meaning you remain in control. If a business is seasonal and anticipates surges in demand around key points in the year, it’s possible to temporarily request extra bandwidth to help handle peaks, and then decrease during quieter periods.

Supports upcoming changes due to the PSTN switch off

With the upcoming PSTN switch off meaning that businesses will have to shift their phone system to a Internet based alternative such as VoIP, lease lines have the capacity to handle the increased demand for Internet.

 

Why use a leased line?

Workplace experience
Video calling, collaboration tools and SaaS applications all require robust connectivity to perform optimally and prevent headaches for the workforce, which a business leased line provides.

Customer experience
If your business relies on internet access to join customers with your products, then a robust leased line service that guarantees 24/7 operation is critical.

Reliability
Leased lines use an uncontended network, which means no one else has access, besides your business. This ensures reliable connectivity, which won’t be slowed down by other users.

Security
While no type of connectivity is completely secure, an ethernet leased line is more secure than other options because the connection is private and not shared.

 

Mobility
Better infrastructure means that flexible working strategies are now far more effective than ever before. For instance, if your business has multiple locations and remote workers, then a leased line with greater bandwidth is ideal.

 

The benefits of an ethernet leased line

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Secure

Not having to share connections with others is a definite plus point in terms of network security.

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Better Throughput

No delays with data being slowed by heavy traffic on the network.
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Scalable

Only purchase the data and speed needed with the option to upgrade when business requirements grow.
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Reliable

A Service Level Agreement covers the standards that should be expected at all times from the service.

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Customer Service

As connectivity is obviously important to the business, the customer’s network provider will prioritise support and repairs.

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Broadband connections are still great solutions for small businesses, home offices and start-ups, given their minimal cost.

Are you ready to make the switch to a leased line business phone system? Contact us today to get started.