Many businesses in Northern Ireland are using a leased line to run their business.
It allows businesses to have a reliable, high-quality internet connection with guarantees of upload and download speed, uptime and resilience. This is especially good for data hungry business types.
The technical definition of a leased line is that it is a dedicated, fixed bandwidth symmetric data connection. The reason we state this at the beginning is that each of those terms are important and will ultimately determine the type of the leased line your business may need.
The term “Leased” refers to the connection which is rented by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) directly to a business.
If you choose a leased line connection from b4b Group you will not have to share bandwidth with anyone else.
This ensures consistent exceptional speeds that never slow down.
Business use leased lines for the following purposes:
- To connect to the Internet over a consistent reliable connection
- To help link remote servers, sites and data centres
- To easily operate VOIP and other cloud-based applications
- To allow for more flexible working such as home working
- To send and receive large files very quickly
- To establish a Wi-fi connection
This means that a bandwidth is reserved for your business use only. It will not fall at peak times and is not impacted by any usage external to your business.
b4b Group work with all major national leased line infrastructure providers. The location of your business will dictate the best priced ISP option and as an aggregator of services b4b Group can offer a mix and match solution using multiple carriers, all connected as part of a larger WAN solution.
Who we work with:
- BT Openreach
- TalkTalk Business
- Sky Ethernet
- City Fibre
All broadband connections have two features which are important to understand:
- Download speed – this is the speed at which information is transferred from the Internet to your computer/office.
- Upload speed – this is the speed at which information is transferred from your computer/office to the Internet.
Most broadband providers allocate the majority of bandwidth to the downstream, as that requires more data overall.
With a leased line you never have to worry about this, as both upload and download speeds are extremely fast and stable. Various speeds are available from 50Mbps all the way up to 1Gbps.
Call b4b Group on 02890-748844 for more details about our leased line options
A leased line is not the same thing as a business broadband connection. A leased line is a dedicated 1:1 connection whereas business broadband is shared with other users on the ISP’s core network.
Speeds of FTTP connections are now on a par with leased lines but do not come with the same guarantees of:
- Fix Time SLA
Speak to a member of the team for further advice on the best option for your business.
Whether your business is based in an urban or rural location, choosing the correct infrastructure provider is key.
In an urban setting, choosing an on-net carrier will ensure speed of installation and also in present a reduction of ongoing monthly costs.
In a more rural setting, choosing the right carrier is even more important as the cost of connection will be determined by the new infrastructure that the carrier needs to install. Also costs for backhauling the data from your premises to the data centre will be determined by the carriers’ infrastructure
At b4b Group we have experience and knowledge of the UK & Ireland carrier presence and network infrastructure. Our team can provide desk based surveys of the best carrier choice before proceeding to the full survey stage.