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Is your business data hungry? A leased line could be the answer!

Power up your business broadband with 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 that goes far above and beyond what a standard broadband connection can offer, featuring guarantees of upload and download speed, uptime and resilience.

“Leased” refers to a connection which is rented by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) directly to a business so the connection to the ISP is unique to that particular firm, rather than shared with many thousands of others as with a normal broadband connection.

What type of connections are available?

Full Fibre (also known as “Fibre Ethernet” and “Ethernet Access Direct”)

delivering speeds of up to around 1Gbps (with 10Gbps currently being tested). This is the Fastest, most reliable available.

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ETHERNET IN THE FIRST MILE (EFM – ALSO KNOWN AS “ETHERNET BROADBAND”)

This connection uses the traditional copper network, delivering a connection to a business, then a full fibre ethernet connection from the exchange. It’s ideal for businesses that do not have a local fibre cabinet.

Ethernet over FTTC (EoFTTC)

For businesses that have access to their local fibre-based cabinets, EoFTTC is similar to EFM but cheaper. It utilising a mixture of fibre and copper, with any drop off in speed due to the distance of a business from the local cabinet.


BENEFITS OF A LEASED LINE

On the surface, businesses are often attracted to leased lines purely for speed – superfast access to the internet in an era of increasing cloud service adoption makes sense. Ultimately though, speed is only a single factor. Having a symmetrical connection benefits VoIP in terms of reliability. SLAs that come with a fixed connection also guarantee faults are fixed within hours rather than days. This can be essential for businesses that have a high reliance on data for their day to day operations.


THE BUSINESSES THAT WE FEEL WOULD BENEFIT MOST ARE THOSE THAT:

  • Have data transfer needs that are speed-sensitive
  • Heavy use of cloud applications or software as a service (SaaS)
  • Use VoIP telephony services in a larger capacity

How long do they take to install?

Installation times can vary and often depend on several factors, such as what local infrastructure is in place already. The results of the site survey will generally give a reasonable indication of how long an installation should take. To start this process you can get a quote on our leased line page here.

How much do they cost?

Very broadly, the minimum a business is likely pay for full fibre leased lines is around £250 per month but this can differ greatly based on location, speed, backup options, monitoring and more. You can get a quote on our dedicated leased line page here

Are they future proof?

Once your leased line is installed, you may want to increase your speed if needs change. Provided you have capacity on the bearer line, you should be able increase your speed.

If you are thinking a Jibba Jabba leased line could be a good fit for you, and want to talk to us about it then please arrange a callback from a member of our team by clicking below.


 

 

 

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