Leased lines – what are the options and benefits?
Your options for leased lines are:
Single Site, Internet - simply using a leased line to connect an office to the internet.
Multi-site Connectivity - sometimes referred to as WAN (Wide Area Network), involves using leased lines to connect various company offices so that data can be shared across the offices.
Resilience - a single site can be served by multiple leased lines using different fibre routes to increase the availability of the services (there are less chances that both leased lines become faulty at the same time).
The benefits of using leased lines are:
More Bandwidth - leased lines can deliver from 2Mbit/s to 1,000Mbit/s of connectivity to most UK businesses, and up to 10Gbit/s in some urban locations.
Consistent Speeds - your bandwidth is reserved exclusively for your use, so you can experience a consistently high data throughput at all times - even during peak usage periods.
Faster Upload Speeds - leased lines are symmetrical, meaning you get the same high speed upstream as you get downstream. This is ideal for VoIP, terminal services, online data backup, video conferencing, server hosting and the sending of large files.
Unlimited Data Transfer - you can use your connection flat out, all the time. You can do whatever you like with it (subject to the law). There are no extra charges if you go over some arbitrary monthly usage quota. No-one's going to slow down your connection if you exceed an unspecified 'fair usage' limit. And no-one's going to throttle particular types of traffic on your connection.
Business-class Support - you won't have to sit in a queue for 40 minutes being told by a recorded message that 'your call is important.' Instead, you should receive responsive, proactive support 24x7 from technically-knowledgeable professionals.