A dedicated line is known as a secured bandwidth connection that links two locations and reserves it at various times for the use of a single subscriber, such as a business.
Actually, this is being used by most businesses as circuits with higher capacity are utilized in linking corporate offices and internet. Another major use of a dedicated line is that it connects the LAN of many corporate offices simultaneously. They are linked together to create a WAN. This further allows all offices to effectively share their IT resources and transmit data on two websites.
Apart from that, dedicated lines are mainly used in carrying out phone calls and providing enough bandwidth to the head office of a company wherein various staff can be connected to work computers down to home.
More so, dedicated leased lines provide a higher data throughput, more consistent speeds, and faster upstream speeds. They also make certain that the capacity used is reserved primarily for the use of an individual company. As compared to connections on consumer internet, the bandwidth that is available is not expected to drop at the most needed time when customers also attempted to use the connection.
Dedicated lines also provide great speed advantages, not like ADSL. Based on the research in the United Kingdom Telecoms industry, an ADSL connection provides only twelve megabytes downstream and one megabyte upstream.
On the contrary, an Ethernet circuit with a higher capacity may provide a speedy connection of nearly ten-thousand gigabytes, both downstream and upstream. Some companies are not in need of enough bandwidth; others are in need of more bandwidth which ADSL can not deliver.
Dedicated connections may also deliver more consistent and higher speeds compared to broadband. The only difference is felt in the speed of uploading. Due to the reason that the connections of dedicated lines are symmetric, the speed in uploading through the connection is perfect that meets the download speed. For a lot of businesses, a much slower speed in uploading results for upgrading the efficiently-built dedicated line.
More so, dedicated lines have their faster and better service agreements. Dedicated lines service agreements often guarantee that if connectivity issues arise, they will be fixed immediately in just one day. They also increase their service by actively monitoring the connections twenty-four seven every day. This further ensures that once the line has gone down, the operations center will troubleshoot it. In effect, the downtime is further minimized.
On the other hand, the dedicated circuits can further carry the WAN traffic, telephone calls, and video conferencing streams. Various types of traffic can be transported out which range from the internet traffic like emails, web pages, and even video streaming.
In addition, dedicated lines may also be used for carrying out telephone calls as many companies are connecting telephone systems to the telephone network through the use of ISDN30 circuits. The typical reasons also range from ten megabytes, twenty megabytes, and one-hundred megabytes.
Truly, dedicated lines are a lot better compared to ADSL for most businesses!
What is a leased line?
A leased line is a private telecommunications line that permanently connects two locations to provide reliable, guaranteed bandwidth for data, internet and voice services.
Leased lines provide symmetric bandwidth, meaning that the upstream and downstream speeds are the same. These speeds range from 10Mb right up to 10Gb.
When selecting your service speed you also select a bearer speed which is the maximum your line can carry in the future. So when receiving a leased line quote you will see figures citing such as 10Mb on a 100Mb bearer – which means you are taking a 10Mb service on a 100Mb bearer.
At any point in the future, you can increase your speed to 20Mb, 30Mb right up to the limit of 100Mb.
Typically there are three main types of leased line connection:
Connection type 1
A connection between a customer location and a Point of Presence (PoP), which is typically used for access to the Internet;
Connection type 2
A point to point (P2P) connection between two customer locations linking them both together for data upload / download.
Connection type 3
A connection between a customer location and a data center. While the majority of leased lines we supply are for internet access, we also provide them for MPLS Networks and direct P2P (point to point) connections.