A leased line is telecommunications technology transporting voice and data across a private, high-performance circuit. Leased lines are commonly used to provide connectivity between two customer sites or to access the internet. Unlike broadband connectivity, a leased line provides guaranteed, uncontended bandwidth, and is one of the most reliable connectivity options currently available.
Question:What are the speeds of a leased line?
Leased line speeds vary according to customer and service provider, but can range from 2mbps up to 1,000mbps.
Question:What are the other names for a leased line?
Leased lines go by a variety of names including Direct Internet Access (DIA), Ethernet, Fibre, EFM (Ethernet First Mile), LAN Extension (LES), WES, Point-to-point (P2P), off-net, on-net, T1 and E1.
Question:What is the difference between copper and fibre?
Unlike copper lines, which use electronic pulses to transmit data, fibre-optic lines take advantage of light pulses and subsequently offer higher speeds and improved resistance to electromagnetic noise from nearby cabling. The maintenance cost associated fibre-optic lines is also significantly lower.
Question:Wires only leased lines
Wires only leased lines refer to lines supplied without a router. Customers often wish to select this option if they already have a router.
Question:Point-to-point leased lines (P2P)
A P2P leased line is usually provided to share internal data between two customer locations, and is usually delivered by an Ethernet leased line.
Question:Internet access leased lines
The most common leased line option, these simply provide access to the internet.
Question:MPLS leased lines
MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) is part of a Wide Area Network (WAN), enabling those customers with many sites to connect in the most secure way.
Question:Why buy a leased line over and above a Broadband (ADSL) line?
Leased lines offer uncontended bandwidth and are not shared by any other customers. There is also a high SLA and is fully managed 24x7x365.
Question:What backup options are available with leased lines?
An automatic failover broadband line is provided as backup to a leased line, using the same IP address range. If a leased line is purchased with an ADSL backup line, the SLA increases from 99.9% to 99.99%.
Question:Leased line availability
Leased lines are available from over 5,000 locations (POPs) throughout the UK.
Question:Who are the leased line carriers that Xinix World uses?
Xinix utilises an aggregator network interconnecting with eight carriers for EFM and Ethernet leased lines. We select which carrier to use based on location, coverage and price. Carriers we use include Colt, BT Wholesale, Global Crossing and Talk Talk Business.
Question:What are the leased lines installation lead-times?
Lead times vary according to provider, but range from 25 to 65 working days.
Question:MPLS VPN (Virtual Private Network) upgradeWhat type of connection should my firm get?
Xinix leased lines can be upgraded to MPLS where a customer wishes to connect multiple sites.
Question:What type of connection should my company get?
Companies with multiple locations often choose leased lines for their Head Office, mid-sized offices, and broadband for any shops, home-workers, and for small offices. Contact us today to discuss your options.
Question:Can anyone have a leased line?
Leased lines work with the existing telephone network infrastructure and therefore offer wide coverage. However, leased lines are only available in parts of the country that are well served.
Question:Is a leased line suitable for heavy bandwidth use?
With permanent internet connectivity, a leased line is the perfect option for heavy bandwidth use.
Question:What size leased line would suit my business?
The size of leased line best-suited to your business depends on a number of factors, including the quantity of users and applications running. Xinix will be able to offer impartial advice on the best solution for you.
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