We have spent the last month espousing the benefits of Virtual Landlines. Now it’s time to move on to Leased Lines. If you have never heard of them, they are a fantastic addition to get your business running even faster and efficiently than before.
A leased line is a simple concept that gives great results. It works using the same technology as fibre optic broadband. With a fibre optic line, pulses of light are sent down a fibre optic cable.
The data you send and receive literally travels at the speed of light. It’s physically impossible for the data to be able to move any faster, the only thing that slows the process down is the processing power of the equipment at either end of the data transfer.
The equipment at either end reads the light. Is it on or is it off? This light represents the binary 1s and 0s that is the most basic language of computers.
So that’s how the technology works behind the scenes of a leased line, it’s just like that super-fast fibre optic broadband we are all so used to now. But what makes a leased line different from a standard fibre optic connection?
Leased lines are all about exclusivity. When you are running a business that is regularly sending large amounts of data, using web conference software for important meetings or anything else that requires a good connection, you need a reliable connection. When you use standard fibre optic broadband you are sharing with thousands of other customers that are also signed up with the internet service provider.
As the name suggests, a leased line is leased to a business, so your connection to your internet service provider is unique to your company. They say sharing is caring, but in this case keeping your connection to yourself will make your business move a lot faster with fewer hiccups.
When using a leased line, you no longer need to worry about peak times. Do you have certain times at home when your internet is slower or goes down? These could be situations such as a large portion of the country finishing work and watching copious amounts of Netflix.
When you use a dedicated leased line, the amount of bandwidth your business needs to function (and a whole lot more) is given to you and only you have access to it. This can put your mind at ease as it means peak times will never be an issue again.
So, to summarise, a leased line works like this. The internet service provider that provides the leased line has their own connection to the internet. They then manage this connection and provide a private line to your company without you having to share any of your precious bandwidth with the outside world. They also provide backup lines for the almost impossible scenario of something going wrong with your leased line.
A leased line is becoming a necessity for any growing business that relies heavily on their internet connection. Fees are becoming surprisingly cheap and setup is quick and hassle-free. Get in touch with Prestige today for more information on how a leased line could help your business perform at the speed of light (almost).