Lets talk about leased lines

What are they? Who are they for? What are they good for?

What is a leased line? 

A leased line is simply an ethernet circuit with an internet connection laid over the top of it, that is specific to your business with an internet service laid over to give access to the internet. In short- it’s your own dedicated internet circuit that no one else uses. 

An ethernet circuit is a dedicated connection rented by a business or organisation for their exclusive use. It provides a dedicated connection between two locations, which means that the speed and reliability of the connection are usually better than with other types of internet connections.


Who are they for? 

Leased lines are designed for businesses that require a connectivity solution rather than an internet connection. They suit businesses that require high availability, dedicated connectivity and the speed and service level agreements that come with leased lines. They are great for businesses that need to eliminate internet or call downtime with their own dedicated support if anything stops working. 

Your speed is determined by how much you subscribe. Speeds start at 100Mbps and go up in 100Mbps increments up to 1Gbps. Or, for more usage, from 1Gbps up to 10Gbps. 

Your connection will run from your premises to the Uptime Allies Network, from which it goes out to the internet. 

Leased lines are perfect for businesses that require more bandwidth and higher service availability with higher speeds to ensure the smooth running of their operations. 


Are there different types of leased lines/ethernet circuits?

Yes, they are, here are some types of ethernet circuits. 

  • Direct internet access: This type of leased line provides a direct connection to the internet. It is often used by businesses that require fast and reliable internet access for their daily operations, such as e-commerce websites or online gaming companies. With direct internet access, the business has full control over their internet connection and can customize it to meet their specific needs.
  • Ethernet over fiber to the premises (EoFTTP): This type of leased line provides a high-speed internet connection using fiber optic cables that run directly to the business's premises. EoFTTP can offer faster and more reliable internet speeds than other types of leased lines, making it a popular choice for businesses that require high bandwidth for data-intensive applications such as video conferencing, cloud computing, or large file transfers.
  • Point-to-point: This type of leased line connects two locations together, creating a private network between them. It is often used by businesses that have multiple offices or locations and need to transfer data securely between them. Point-to-point leased lines can provide fast and reliable data transfer speeds, making it a good choice for businesses that need to transfer large amounts of data between locations.
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