Leased lines are private, high-performance circuits capable of transporting voice and data, and are leased by a common carrier between customers and a specific service provider’s network. Commonly used to provide internet access (Internet Leased Line) or to connect two locations (Point to Point Leased Line), a leased line differs from standard dial-up connections by being permanently active; and from broadband connections by supplying guaranteed bandwidth that is not contended by other users.
Whether or not to invest in a leased line will be determined by your specific requirements. Businesses that need round-the-clock connectivity, are running critical applications, require fast upstream speeds, or need to view real-time bandwidth monitoring statistics are among those that will benefit most from the service.
Investing in a leased line for your business often involves an installation fee followed by fixed monthly, quarterly, or annual rentals. A number of factors influence the exact cost you pay, including the distance to the nearest POP and the speed required. In addition, installation costs may vary according to the type of equipment you require, and whether you have fibre already installed.
The cost of your leased line rental will, however, feature a number of additional extras, including:
To find out more about the costs associated with leased line rental, contact XINIXWORLD today. We will be able to identify the perfect solution for you based on your specific requirements.
Before investing in a leased line, it’s essential that you first identify the precise requirements of your company. Once you’re confident that you know the speed and type of leased line required, and a suitable budget on which to spend, you should always compare the offerings of multiple providers, and determine whether the price on offer suits the level of service you desire.
In addition, you should remember that price isn’t everything. When sourcing a leased line provider, you should consider the service level agreements, technical support, company stability, and reputation among customers, building a comprehensive picture of the organisation you plan on entering a contract with.