Businesses rely on internet connectivity to harness the power of cloud-based technology and streamline their day-to-day operations. A fast and reliable internet connection is a critical component of replying to emails, accessing important files and if your business has already implemented VoIP telephony, even answering the phone. Therefore, it’s obvious that having access to fast internet is more critical than ever.
Businesses often experience slowdowns and interruptions at peak times, employees struggle to download a file while on a video call, and sometimes connection issues take ages to resolve.
The reality is even the smallest amount of downtime can have a major negative effect on productivity and profits – and both large and small businesses alike may be at risk without a secure and reliable internet connection. This is especially relevant for corporate businesses and businesses that operate in a hybrid model, or in e-commerce, and need bandwidth-intensive digital services within their operations.
You might have already heard about leased lines when looking for communication solutions for your business, but are they a good alternative to the traditional internet connection?
What are business leased lines?
A leased line, also known as direct internet access, is an ultra-fast fibre optic internet connection that runs directly from the nearest fibre connection to your premises providing the most dedicated and reliable form of broadband connectivity available on the market. This means that a leased line connects your business premises directly to your service provider’s data centre.
Leased lines represent an unrivalled service to businesses and premises of all shapes and sizes and you should consider this option if your business is totally dependent on internet access.
How does a leased line work?
A leased line uses the same technology as the fibre optic broadband does – by sending pulses of light down the fibre optic cable and the data travels at the speed of light. There are three varieties of leased lines: wired, wireless, or both. Wired leased lines are based on fibre optic technology and work in the same way.
On the other hand, wireless leased lines are delivered by radio, via antennae installed on your premises’ roofs by your ISP. Leased lines that are both wireless and wired use both antennae and fibre optic cables. Their advantage is that if the fibre cables fail for some unexpected reason, you can rely on your antennas – and vice versa.
Does your business need a leased line?
The need for seamless connectivity has risen exponentially over the last two years and this has resulted in congested networks and slower internet speeds which are not sustainable for businesses. A leased line can take this pressure off as you’ll benefit from the ability to perform within your business without any disruption.
Everyday Communications can provide a high-speed leased line service with 5 hours SLA for fault resolution and a free backup service either using our Mobile Broadband service or Everyday Business broadband packages which use the underlying Openreach network. When combined with other services, such as Cloud Connectivity and Video Conferencing, we provide a useful, end-to-end solution for all your communication needs.
If you have any questions about implementing a leased line in your business operations, get in touch with our expert team!