What are they and why having one is essential for your business!
A dedicated leased line provides a private fixed bandwidth point-to-point data connection. It's used to connect offices to the Internet, and to link offices to other offices. Here’s why it’s perfect for business use:
The bandwidth is reserved solely for you, at all times. This means minimal outages and downtime and no more buffering!
Leased lines are symmetrical - they can be tailored to suit your businesses needs. Symmetrical means that the upload speed matches the download speed. The speed at which you can transmit data matches the speed at which you can receive it. Many business applications require considerable amounts of data to be send upstream, and a leased line ensures there's far more upstream bandwidth available than there would be if you were to have a standard ADSL connection or broadband.
Dedicated leased lines can carry numerous different types of traffic ranging from internet traffic such as web pages, emails and video streaming, to WAN traffic – typically data sent between different offices of the same company. Dedicated lines can also be used to carry telephone calls. Traditionally, many companies connect their telephone system to the public telephone network using pricey ISDN30 circuits. By using a dedicated leased line and SIP Trunking, companies can often do away with their legacy ISDN30 circuits, sending their phone calls over a cheaper uncontended circuit instead.
A dedicated leased line is designed for business use. So it comes with Service Level Agreements and a fast fix time. Some leased line providers actively monitor your connection. If it goes down, their systems will alert them to the problem, allowing troubleshooting to begin even before you've told them about the problem.
Why get dedicated bandwidth?
It can eliminate slow networks that damage staff productivity. If you don't have enough bandwidth, your staff will have to wait longer for web pages to load, and hosted applications may appear unresponsive. A bandwidth upgrade can fix this.
Cost savings from VoIP - You could eliminate some internal call costs by routing calls between your offices over your wide area network. You will Be able to replicate your data more frequently and restore it a lot faster.
It is essential to backup your data, so you can recover a recent working copy if something goes wrong. Bandwidth is often a constraint on how fast businesses can backup, restore or replicate data. A faster connection may mean faster backup windows, and enough network capacity to backup data more often.