For clients wanting increased bandwidth and dedicated internet access or site-to-site WAN links we can provide a wide range of high availability leased line services. Even at speeds of 100Mb/s these can be surprisingly cost effective, however they can be provided up to 1000Mb/s (IGbt/s).
However a leased Line connection can be provided with a bearer speed and available speed, in other words a service can be provisioned with a maximum available connection speed of 100Mbit/s but then can be restricted to operate at 10 or 20Mbit/s, the user then only pays for the bandwidth speed. In the future if additional bandwidth is needed the bandwidth can be increased up to the 100Mbit/s maximum for an additional monthly fee.
A leased line is used deliver a symmetric telecommunications line connecting two or more locations, one of which may be the internet, in exchange for a monthly rent (hence the term lease). It is sometimes known as a “private circuit” in the UK. Unlike traditional PSTN lines it does not have a telephone number, each side of the line being permanently connected to the other. Leased lines can be used for telephone, data or Internet services.
Typically, leased lines are used by businesses to connect geographically distant offices. A leased line is always active. An Internet leased line is a premium internet connectivity product, delivered over fiber normally, which is dedicated and provides uncontended, symmetrical speeds, full-duplex. It is also known as an Ethernet leased line, DIA line, data circuit or private circuit.
Lease Lines can also be delivered via an EFM connection or Ethernet First Mile. EFM takes a number of copper pairs (usually delivered as analogue lines) and bonds them together to run data services. Speed will be a function of distance from the exchange like ADSL, but in this case is guaranteed and not up to.