Leased Lines are a dedicated line from between two premises usually used by businesses to achieve high-speed internet connections and guaranteed upload and download speeds.
It’s like renting a private lane on the motorway. On this private lane, you can determine the speed limit both ways. With a leased line connection, you will benefit from 100% of the bandwidth since your connection is not shared with anyone else.
This means no more slow Wi-Fi at peak times or buffering video calls!
The Advantages of a Leased Line
Leased lines have several advantages over a standard broadband connection.
Faster Upload And Download Speeds
Leased lines offer a symmetrical internet connection, meaning that your connection will provide you with equal download and upload speed. This symmetrical connection will allow you to upload and download substantial amounts of data without any loss of speed. The connection is much more stable, and you will not have to wait for off-peak times to transfer data which is often the case with other internet connectivity solutions.
Leased lines offer bandwidth transmission speeds between 10 Mbps and 10 Gbps upstream and downstream. This is called an “asynchronous” connection. This is perfect for services such as VoIP and cloud backup.
Also, unlike your regular broadband connection, there are no usage caps on the amount of data you can transfer!
Leased lines offer a more reliable connection compared to your standard DSL broadband.
This is because our connection is consistent and ‘uncontended’ since you are the only one using it, it is not affected at peak times.
It maintains its performance level 24/7 so you can always be connected and confident. You can also use as much data as you need for the monthly price agreed.
All leased lines come with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) which guarantees that you will get a faster repair time in the unlikely event that any connectivity issues arise.
This often means any failure is rectified within hours, not days or weeks which is standard for broadband connections.
Dedicated lines can also protect against data corruption and cyberattacks.
As more people adapt to hybrid working, hotdesking systems and full remote working this feature gives you greater confidence that your business and employees are protected.
The Disadvantages of a Leased Line
Now all these excellent features do not come without a few downsides. We’ve listed some disadvantages of leased lines below that you should consider before installing a leased line for your business.
Compared to other options like Asymmetric Digital Subscriber (ADSL) or FTTC connections, leased line are much more expensive.
The inflated cost is due to the fact that the line is reserved exclusively for the leaseholder. However, the dedicated speed, guaranteed performance and security offered by them is what makes them so valuable to many business owners when comparing options.
The price can be influenced by several factors such as the speed of connection you want, how much bandwidth you need, your location, whether you would need voice capability as well as data transmission to be included.
At Boxx you can get a leased line for as little as £149 per month, depending on your location.
Longer Installation Process
Installing a leased line can take months rather than weeks since it is a much more complex installation process than other connectivity options.
They are installed point to point between your location and your internet service provider’s equipment. You would need to be confident and plan your project accordingly to ensure business communications continue uninterrupted.
With Boxx, this process can take between 30 to 90 days depending on your requirements.
Is a Leased Line Right For Me?
There are certainly some great benefits to leased lines that can improve your daily business operations massively once implemented, however, there are a few cons to consider before jumping into a purchase.
If your company relies heavily on data transfers for its day-to-day operations a leased line is a must-have!
Superfast internet access, uncontended connection, reliability, support, and security are added benefits next to the huge impact faster upload and download speeds will have on the efficiency of your business with a leased line.
If you’d like to get an accurate, no-obligation quote now, simply jump onto our live chat and a member of our team will be happy to help you.
You can also call us directly on 01908 350750 to discuss your options, any concerns, ideas and how Boxx can best support your business. We’re happy to help.