Is your business internet critical?
If a fast, steady and reliable internet connection is central to your business success, then a dedicated fibre optic leased line connection might just be the perfect solution for you.
Fibre optic networks and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) circuits also known as a leased line connection, provide synchronous internet connection, which means that you can upload data to the internet whilst downloading large files at the same time, without loss of bandwidth.
Symmetrical connections are ideal when using VoIP solutions, such as hosted telephony, because they can achieve stable synchronous data streams in both directions. This prevents delays, packet loss and jitter and it also produces exceptional audio, video and data quality.
All Juno leased lines are VoIP compatible and details of our VoIP services are available here. Juno Telecoms as a leading business broadband provider can provide leased line prices for bespoke implementations.
A dedicated line with a symmetrical connection will give your business uncontended internet access and fast data streams at all times, regardless of usage. Leased lines offer reliability, security, speed, high data throughput and complete peace of mind for you and your business, all of which may have an impact on the leased line cost.
Put an end to poor internet connectivity, slow speeds at peak times, usage restrictions, and enter a new era of the internet with dedicated bandwidth and symmetrical upload and download speeds, which are reserved solely for your business.
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 to explore the leased line cost options available to you?
Unlike shared internet connections like DSL, Wi-Fi, or cable modems, where you access asynchronous or asymmetric internet connections, using traditional copper wires, a leased line is a dedicated telecommunications circuit, using fibre optic cables from your business to the carriers’, or the providers’ network, in exchange for a fixed monthly fee. Unlike dial-up connections, a leased line is always active, and it assures a consistently high-quality connection.
Here are our 6 key facts you need to know about leased lines.
It is, however important to note that a leased line is not the same as an internet connection. It is in fact far more than that. In terms of the leased line price, this will most likely be outweighed by the many benefits a dedicated internet line will provide.
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
Benefits of leased lines
- 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 exsiting 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.
Should you choose a leased line?
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.
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.