LEASED LINES – POINT TO POINT – EFM

Flexible Connectivity – future proof solutions

Leased lines (also known as Ethernet) provide business class connectivity for your site at speeds between 10Mbp/s and 100Mbp/s. A leased line is the ideal solution for your organisation if you are looking for unrivalled service levels in comparison to that of ADSL and SDSL whilst offering fully un-contended, symmetrical throughput at a variety of speeds.

The Benefits of a Leased Line:

  • Guaranteed uncontended bandwidth
  • High capacity from 10 to 100Mbp/s
  • Symmetrical speeds up and down
  • Dedicated private circuit
  • Network resilient
  • Reliable
  • Managed hardware provided and supported 24/7/365
  • Managed diagnostics and fault reporting with a 4 hour SLA

And some more benefits/information:

  • Leased lines are ideal for those who require consistently high connectivity speeds, regularly transfer sensitive data from site to site, or have a high demand for uploads and downloads.
  • Leased lines are now the connectivity service of choice for corporate businesses and public sector organisations that need high performance, flexibility and value for money. If you are looking to future-proof your business then this is the service for you.
  • Leased lines can support multiple traffic types including voice, data, and video.
  • Leased lines provide a secure private network enabling links to other company sites, allowing staff to share voice, video, email and other business applications between offices.
  • Leased lines generally have an installation lead time of 65 working days. From order a survey of site is usually organised within 7-10 days. Following the survey if ECCs are identified (Excess Construction Charges) that are not acceptable the order may be cancelled with no financial penalties.

Things to consider when ordering a leased line:

  • How many users?
  • Current connectivity/infrastructure
  • Future plans for connectivity/infrastructure
  • What is to be achieved?
  • Is there an application driving the need for bandwidth, ie video conferencing or CCTV?
  • Does the bandwidth need to be guaranteed or prioritised and used for voice, video, large files?
  • What is your time scale and budget?
  • Ascertaining bandwidth required – approximately 100Kb per seat for voice (10 people = 1meg), large files (1meg) leaving 8meg for email and browsing on a 10×100.

Point to Point can be added to your leased line if you have more than one site:

P2P is a dedicated circuit that connects one customer premises to another. The circuit simply routes traffic between two sites and does not have any internet connectivity provided with the service. This helps guarantee the security of data transferred between locations at much higher speeds than a DSL service.

EFM – this is Ethernet First Mile and basically is a connection from your premises to your telephone exchange. Unlike a leased line that uses fibre, EFM is made up of existing multiple ‘bonded’ copper pairs, meaning it is cheaper and quicker to install than a leased line. Not available to everyone, and of course access speeds not as great as a leased line, but can range from 2Mbps up to 35Mbps. The closer to the exchange your site is, the greater access speeds are available.