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What is a leased line?

A leased line is a dedicated, fixed-bandwidth data connection. It allows data-hungry businesses to have a reliable, high-quality internet connection with guarantees of upload and download speed, uptime and resilience. “Leased” refers to the connection which is rented by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) directly to a business, resulting in a service above and beyond what standard broadband provides.

This means that you will not have to share the line with other businesses or people, allowing you to get the most reliable internet connection possible, speeds will never drop and speeds will remain consistent throughout.

Why are leased lines becoming more in demand for businesses?

At a glance, businesses may be attracted to leased lines purely for speed – having superfast access to the internet in an age of increasing cloud service adoption makes a huge amount of sense.

But ultimately speed is only one of the factors that make dedicated connections an essential piece of infrastructure for many businesses. Having a reliable connection makes the use of VoIP for business telephony and communication more reliable. The SLAs that come with a fixed connection also mean that any fault is often fixed within hours, not days or more. which is essential for businesses with a high reliance on data for their day to day operations.

Your leased line questions answered

What is a leased line?

A leased line is a dedicated fixed-bandwidth data connection. The word ‘leased’ refers to the connection rented by the Internet Service Provider directly to a business. A leased line needs to be symmetrical, uncontended and point to point. 


What are the advantages of leased lines?

Leased lines have many advantages for businesses. The main advantage is high symmetric speeds, meaning better connectivity and faster uploads and downloads. Leased lines are also very reliable and flexible. 


What are the disadvantages of leased lines?

A disadvantage of a leased line is that they can take a while to set up and install. The costs can also be higher than alternative services. 


How fast is a leased line connection?

Leased lines start from around 10Mbps connections and scale all the way up to 10Gbps. Speak to our team about your requirements and we can provide a quotation. 


What’s the difference between a leased line and broadband?

A leased line is a dedicated, uncontended connection between your premises and the local exchange. It’s only used by your business. Broadband isn’t a dedicated connection and is shared with other people.  


Can I increase my leased line speeds in the future?

Once your leased line is installed, you might want to increase your speed if circumstances call for it. Provided you have space on the bearer line, you can increase your speed. Ask our team and they’ll arrange for the bandwidth to be increased. 

Leased Lines from Signal Telecom

Here at Signal Telecom, we’ve supplied leased lines to businesses of every size with very different requirements.

Are you looking to upgrade your broadband connection? Then a leased line may be the answer. Get in touch today to get a free consultation on your connectivity to see if we can help find the right connection for your business.

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