Should I get a leased line for my business?

Leased lines have been growing in popularity since their conception in the 1970s and they can provide a great option for smaller companies looking to improve efficiency and protect their data.

The main advantage of a leased line is that it provides a dedicated line only for your use, and gives a consistent speed across both uploading and downloading, so can be a really great reliable alternative for businesses.

They are generally used to get a high quality dedicated internet connection, but can also be used to connect branches and remote offices as well.

What advantages does a leased line give you?

A leased line can be customisable to your business needs. It doesn’t have to be an internet line, it can be for phone calls or VOIP or any other data transfer needs. Whatever you use it for it is dedicated only to your company. So here are a few of the key advantages of this kind of line:

  1. Quicker speeds

With a leased line you don’t need to worry about how many other people are using the line, or trying to download large amounts of data. There will be no slowing of your service because the line is dedicated to you. It won’t slow down at peak times. You can also get higher speeds anyway, than with a general consumer line. Whatever you use it for, your leased line will be quicker and provide a more efficient service.

  1. Better reliability

If you go for a fibre leased line they are also more reliable, as well as faster, because they are created from fibre optic cables. They don’t fail as often as traditional broadband hardware might do. This is essential when running a business so that you can avoid any kind of internet downtime which could impact on your profit and customer service in a negative way.

  1. More secure lines

As the line is dedicated to your business and is not part of a public network, it provides you with much higher levels of security for your data. You won’t be immune to issues but it is definitely a much more secure option than most.

  1. Connecting with remote workers

A big bonus to using leased lines is that they can be used to connect remote workers into the main company securely. This can really help in creating a flexible business approach.

What should I look for in a supplier?

If you think that a leased line could work for your business then you need to consider a few factors when choosing the best supplier for your needs. Luke Mead from Caelum Communications, said: “When looking for a leased line supplier, you need to think about the service and support you will receive as a customer, what kind of package they can offer you and of course, the price – are they providing value for money?”

Leased lines can be a great option to provide reliable and consistent services for your business, with added protection and security. If you’d like any further help or advice then please don’t hesitate to contact us at Caelum Communications on  0333 366 0058.