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BT Leased Line - How To Get One More Cheaply

If you're after a BT Leased Line, you may be surprised to learn that you may get a better deal by buying it from one of BT's competitors!

UK Regulators Force BT To Sell Leased Line Circuits at Wholesale Prices!

Back in March 2001, the UK communications regulator OFTEL ordered BT to provide its leased line circuits at wholesale prices, to competing providers.

OFTEL's successor OFCOM got BT to agree not to give BT's retail division special treatment. So when BT Retail order from BT Wholesale or BT Openreach, they get treated just like any other wholesale customer.

Digital Leased Line – What It Is and Why It's Useful To Businesses

Back in the 1950′s, 1960′s and 1970′s a leased line meant a hotline, dedicated old-fashioned analogue telephone line, linking two sites.

However for the past few decades the phrase has come to mean a fixed bandwidth dedicated symmetric digital connection between two sites.

So when people talk of a leased line, they almost always mean a digital leased line. Usually, they mean a point-to-point ethernet circuit.

Internet Leased Line Secrets - What Providers Don't Tell You

It's time to open our secrets box and give you the inside track on buying an internet leased line connection.

BT's Infrastructure Is Often Unavoidable... Even If You Don't Order From BT

Henry Ford wrote 'Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.'

The same is true, to some degree, when you order an Internet leased line in the UK.

Internet Leased Line Guide - Everything You Want To Know

An Internet leased line provides fast dedicated symmetric unmetered connectivity, typically for an office full of people, a school or a data centre.

Dedicated means your line will have its full bandwidth reserved for your use at all times, all the way from your site to your internet service provider's core network. You won't need to share any of the available bandwidth with your internet leased line provider's other customers. This means that your connection won't slow down at peak times, like broadband does.

Need Fast, Reliable Access to the Internet? Leased Line Connection - the Ideal Solution for Businesses

If your business needs a reliable high-bandwidth symmetric connection to the Internet, you should consider getting an Internet leased line connection.

These provide a dedicated point-to-point link from your office to a well-connected data centre, where your leased line provider can connect it to the Internet.

Leased Line Guide – Getting Great Connectivity For Your Business

A leased line is a dedicated, symmetric fixed-bandwidth connection between two sites.

Businesses use leased lines to connect their offices to the Internet, and to connect offices to other offices.

A leased line is a dedicated connection. That means that the bandwidth is reserved solely for use by one company. The connection won't slow down at peak times.

Leased lines are symmetric. They can send data just as quickly as they can receive it. That contrasts with most ADSL connections which offer a fast download speed but a very slow upload speed.

Leased Line Advantages – Higher Speeds, Faster Uploads, Good Reliability and Better Support

Leased lines have many advantages compared to standard ADSL connections:

Leased Lines are Available at Higher Speeds

ADSL is advertised as being 'Up to 8Mbps'. ADSL2+ is advertised as being 'Up to 20' or Up to 24Mbps'. However these speeds are only available if you live very close to your local telephone exchange. The speeds available to you drop dramatically the further you are from the exchange.

If you can't get the speed you want from ADSL, a leased line may be able to provide it.

Leased Line Bandwidth – The Speeds Available and How They’re Delivered

Leased lines offer fixed bandwidth connections between two sites. What bandwidths can you choose? 2Mbit/s to 10Gbit/s, typically.

Here's how each of those speeds are delivered:

10Gbit/s and 1Gbit/s of leased line bandwidth

Your Leased Line Circuit Options: Speeds, Technologies and Topologies

Leased line circuits provide you with a dedicated symmetric connection between two locations.

They are ideal for linking an office to the Internet, or to your company's corporate WAN.

Leased line circuits come in a number of different sizes. 2Mbit/s, 10Mbit/s and 100Mbit/s are common choices, though it is possible to get 1Gbit/s and 10Gbit/s connections as well.

Most leased line circuits use fibre-optic cables to transmit your data. These connections are the most reliable, and offer the highest speeds.

Leased Line Definition – What it is… in Plain English!

Here's my leased line definition: A leased line is a point-to-point symmetric dedicated data connection.

Point-to-point means that it connects two points (i.e. locations) together.

Symmetric means that you can send and receive data at the same high speeds.

Dedicated means that the connection is just for your use. You don't have to share the bandwidth with anyone. The same bandwidth is available at all times, even at peak times when lots of other customers of your ISP are using their connections to the full.


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