Leased Lines UK
What is a Leased Line?
Leased lines are a direct line between your business and the world-wide-web, offering outstanding performance for both voice and data connectivity. Because they offer high bandwidth and fast upload and download speeds at all times, they are the ideal way to link your office to the internet without contention with other businesses. Unlike a standard internet connection where download speeds heavily outweigh upload speeds, this connection is symmetrical and the data travels at equal speeds in both directions.
A fibre optic leased line is a dedicated connection delivered directly to your business premises from the local exchange, providing robust and guaranteed high-speed performance, irrespective of the line’s length. It is the ideal option for businesses that regard high-speed internet access as mission-critical across both voice and data.
Simply put, a leased line is a dedicated, fixed-bandwidth, symmetric data connection. It is the fastest, most secure and most reliable data connection option available on the market today for internet critical businesses. Why not contact Juno Telecoms, as a top UK leased line provider, to explore the leased line cost options available to you?
What Can Leased Lines Be Used For?
Just like a pipe that can carry many things, a leased line can be used to carry a variety of data traffic, such as internet traffic to include web pages, emails, video streaming; VPN (Virtual Private Network) traffic over WAN or LAN; phone calls; and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).
When choosing a leased line, there’s no need to pay for more than you need at the time. A DIA is capped by what’s known as a committed data rate (CDR) and the bearer capacity. The bearer indicates the upper limit on your speed, and the committed data rate can be tailored to match your current bandwidth needs. You might only need 100Mbps (CDR) currently, but have 1000Mbps as a bearer, so you would order a 100/1000 circuit with the capability at a later date to upgrade to higher CDRs up to a maximum of 1000Mbps in this example. This will impact the initial leased line cost. Bearers can be 100Mb, 1Gb or 10Gb. Leased Lines are symmetrical, which means that if a 100MB leased line is requested, on a 1Gb bearer, businesses will have 100MB upload and download speeds.
When your business grows, upgrading is simple, leaving you in charge of the leased line price as you grow. You request a regrade to a higher CDR with your leased line provider. You won’t be left with an expensive bill for new and improved infrastructure, because a leased line is flexible enough to grow with you.
They can be used to:
- Link corporate offices to the internet and collaborate online
- Connect local area networks, or several corporate offices together
- Link PCs and servers in different locations
- Carry phone calls and adopt Cloud Telephony
- Share IT resources and carry large amounts of data between sites
- Enable remote connections to head office PC
Are Leased Lines Right for Me?
To gauge, whether your business would benefit from the installation of a leased line, consider the following questions:
- Is your business internet critical?
- Do you need to connect geographically distant offices?
- Do you need your workforce to connect to their work computer from remote locations?
- Does your business rely on sending and uploading large files?
- Do you rely on seamless conference calls?
- Do you require simultaneous collaborative work in the cloud?
- Do you make use of VoIP telephony?
If running your business successfully requires constant internet activity for communication and transmission over the internet, then future proofing your business by investing into a leased line is probably the right choice for you. The positives will always outweigh the negatives.
Advantages of Leased Lines UK
There are a number of benefits when it comes to installing leased lines in your company, these benefits include;
- For businesses who operate in multiple locations with remote staff, and those who rely on the quick transfer of large data between users, a dedicated line will have a direct, positive impact on both workforce productivity and overall client experience.
With leased lines, data transfer is uncontended, therefore there is no ‘slow-down’ at peak times. The performance of the connection is not affected by other users on the network or the exchange.
- Leased lines are usually more reliable than more traditional ADSL connections. Unlike an ADSL connection (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line), which is a broadband connection utilizing existing phone line copper wires, leased lines use fibre optic cables, which do not suffer the same electrical interferences, and they also come with higher grade hardware for durability.
- Having a leased line means that there is business class support at hand 24/7. Leased lines come with Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and Service Level Guarantees (SLGs), which guarantee a quick fix time where major connectivity issues will be resolved quickly and efficiently.
- Leased lines are a good investment for growing businesses. With the range of products and services currently available on the market, leased lines offer a flexible solution for business expansion. Leased lines can be tailored to meet changing business needs over time, without the need to uproot the existing infrastructure.
- Although dedicated lines are more costly to install, and the leased line cost is affected by a number of factors, this can be tailored to individual business budgets and the business requirements, with future expansion in mind. Leased line prices on contracts of 3 years or more, usually include the costs of the initial installation and router equipment costs.
Some other benefits of business leased lines include;
If your business relies on the internet for its day to day running, you will know that DSL broadband is simply not reliable enough. Your business needs a reliable connection to the web that is consistent and ‘uncontended’ at all times. A leased line provides your business with a dedicated line with no contention from other businesses or individuals. You no longer have to worry about Fair Usage Policy (FUP) as you can use as much data as you like for the monthly price you agree. You don’t have to worry about a drop in your internet connection anymore because your dedicated leased line is exclusive to your business and it will maintain its performance levels 24/7. So, you can always meet that deadline, communicate with your workforce and close that deal with confidence.
If your broadband connection goes down, you could be without an internet connection for days. This could have disastrous consequences for your business. Therefore, a leased line comes with a Service Level Agreement (SLA), which guarantees that major connectivity issues will be resolved quickly and efficiently. The providers’ Network Operations Centre monitors their connections around the clock, ensuring that help is on hand if a line goes down.
Faster Upload Speeds and Download Speeds
A dedicated line offers bandwidth transmission speeds of between 10 Mbps and 10 Gbps upstream and downstream, called a synchronous connection, for a standard leased line. Redundancy and resilient options can also be added for further to provide further peace of mind. However, unlike a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) or cable modem Internet connection, you are able to control how the bandwidth is distributed on a dedicated line, because you are the only location using the line. That means larger files get the bandwidth they need to travel quickly from location to location. This is important if you are uploading to the cloud, downloading large volumes of data on a daily basis, if you are running your own in-house servers to host websites, if you are streaming, using VoIP telephony, utilizing video conferencing or sharing large data files. Unlike standard broadband, there are no usage caps on the amount of data you can transfer and you simply cannot exceed your data allowance. Leased Lines also deliver Ultra-low packet latency, which is ideal for high-end applications such as Voice over IP and High Definition video.
A leased line is also referred to as a dedicated internet access (DIA) line because it is exclusively dedicated to only the two locations it is connecting. Combined with appropriate router and firewall settings, a dedicated internet access line, reduces the security risks due to it not being a shared service as with DSL circuits.
Leased Line Quotes
There is no escaping the fact that leased lines are more costly than more traditional Asymmetric Digital Subscriber (ADSL) or Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) connections. Get in touch with Juno Telecoms for leased line prices on services available to you. Whilst it is true that using standard internet can be much less reliable and secure, if your business is not internet critical, then the likelihood is that a standard, market-ready DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) broadband connections will do the job for you at a fraction of the price. Leased line costs have reduced greatly over the last two years, so they offer genuine alternatives for business broadband. Our Ethernet leased lines are available in three different products, namely Fibre Ethernet, EFM and EoFTTC. Fibre Ethernet is available from 1Mbps up to 1Gbps internet speeds, EFM speeds are from 1Mbps to 35Mbps, and EoFTTC speeds vary from 1Mbps to 20Mbps.
However, if your business needs a highly reliable, but cost effective connection backed by an SLA (Service Level Agreement), and you operate in multiple locations with remote staff where quick and efficient data transfer is critical, then investing in a leased line is probably the most cost effective choice you can make for your business in the long run. Give Juno a call and we can review and do the comparisons for you across different leased line quotes to help in making the right business decision.
Leased Line Cost
When it comes to leased lines cost it is completely dependent on a number of factors which include:
- The addresses that are being connected
- The amount of bandwidth required
- The length of the contract you are willing to sign
A main factor in the cost of your leased line is determined by your location, as it can be difficult to connect to any pre-existing telecom networks, this will reflect in your line cost. The amount of bandwidth you need determines whether you’ll need to use a fibre-connection, or whether you may be able to get away with uncontended DSL circuits that are available at about 20% of telephone exchanges, and that are sometimes cheaper. The final factor in determining your cost is the length of the contract, as leased line circuits usually cost thousands to install. For more information on the cost of a leased line be sure to get in touch with the team at Juno Telecoms today.
Why Choose Juno Telecoms as your Leased Line Provider?
- Honest advice – We want to see your business succeed and therefore we will always give our honest advice. Connectivity is a world full of acronyms causing confusion. We at Juno strive for simplicity and transparency and we explain everything in layman terms.
- Tailored options – Our solutions range from commercial offices to data centres, serviced offices, retail outlets and everything in between. Our expert team will work with you to determine your individual data or network requirements, building structures, future network scaling and expansion needs and the required functionality of your structured cabling installation. We work with suppliers such as Openreach, Virgin, KCom, Nine Wholesale and Gamma to ensure a breath of options optimised to the specific voice and/or data needs of our clients.
- 24/7 UK Support – Our UK-based expert team will be with you at every step of the way to advise, provide and maintain your connectivity. We are here to ensure that you are always connected to your customers, your people and business from wherever in the world you are.
- Scalable solutions – Upgrading as and when additional capacity is needed is a relatively simple process, and we will be there to advise you.
For Leased Lines UK, Contact the Team at Juno Telecoms
At Juno Telecoms, we would be glad to take the time to find out about your business needs and to advise you and install leased line solutions that fit both your demands and your budget. Our aim is to help connect your business, but how you benefit from that connectivity depends on your needs.
In our consultation, we will go through the benefits of a leased line or any of our other communication solutions to help you understand, without technical mumbo-jumbo, the best possible business leased line options for your company on the market.
Frequently Asked Questions About Leased Lines
What is a dedicated Leased Line and how does it work?
A leased line is a dedicated fixed bandwidth data connection, which is sometimes called a data line (or DIA) in the UK. Leased lines are point to point, symmetrical and uncontended, hence called a dedicated leased line.
What does Leased Line mean?
The word ‘leased’ refers to the dedicated connection rented by the Internet Service Provider. Leased lines are normally contracted or leased over 3 or 5 year periods.
How much is a Leased Line?
Business Leased lines vary greatly in price, depending on the bearer size, the bandwidth required, the contractual term along with backup and resiliency options, as well as the business premise location. Juno Telecoms will assess your needs and review several ISP’s to find the most cost effective option.
How do I get a Leased Line connection?
Once agreed on the specific service to be delivered, Juno, as a leading UK leased line provider, will facilitate a site survey with the carrier to ascertain feasibility and identify any excess charges. Once the site survey results are reviewed with the client, then delivery starts. Depending on any civils being required the usual lead time is 60-90 days.
How much does a business leased line cost?
All quotations are available with or without a managed router. Failover options including Broadband, 4G and Ethernet over FTTC can be quoted depending on availability at the specific business address. Juno will provide leased line quotes for the various options enabling you to do the comparisons to help in making the right supplier choice.