In November 2017 Business Matters Magazine said...
Following an internet connection outage
Everyday operations will come to a halt at 38% of businesses
13% immediately start losing money following an outage
46% will suffer a financial hit after four hours
Which one are you?
Usually the first person moaned at when the office internet is slow and unreliable. A fibre optic leased line lets you get on with other things instead due to its reliability and better performance. When automatic failover to a backup connection is included, you don’t get the grief if the main connection goes down and everyone is waiting on you to swap connections around to the backup service.
Whilst a fibre optic leased line costs more than a broadband line, it enables your business to save money in other services. For example, if your company is using ISDN lines or traditional telephone services, switching to VoIP services will save you considerable money on call costs. If staff have historically required, the use of expensive onsite servers you can move all your storage into the cloud to leverage both cost savings and better access to your files wherever anyone is in the world.
As the owner or manager of the business, you’ll be aware of the cost of downtime. Phones aren’t being answered, projects aren’t being worked on, and sales aren’t being made. The last time there was a power cut or the internet went down, you were flabbergasted to be reminded of how much of what you do is now reliant on being online. When you total up the cost of wages being paid for no output, customers not being served or sales not being made, you know that the cost of an hour of downtime far outweighs the monthly cost of your fibre optic leased line.
Despite what some people might say, most people just want to get on with their work. And you know how frustrating it is when you’re waiting on your internet connection to catch up with whatever it is you’re trying to do. Once your company invests in a fibre optic leased line, those frustrations become a thing of the past. And that time the main circuit went down, you will still able to complete some mission critical work on the backup line.
- FTTC / BT Infinity
- Leased Line
Speeds now available to 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps)
The nerdy bit
Leased Lines are Dedicated
By definition, leased lines are ‘dedicated‘. This means that all along the route of your leased line, the bandwidth you need has been reserved solely for your use.
Unlike consumer Internet connections, the bandwidth available does not fall at peak times, when other customers of the same ISP try to use their connections at the same time as you.
Leased Lines are Symmetric
This means they can upload data at the same fast speed at which they can can download data. This can be useful if staff need to…
- access their work PC’s desktops from home
- send large files
- upload sizable files to your web sites
- backup data using online services
- host web sites on a server at your office
- use VoIP telephony
Leased Line ≠ Internet Connection (unless you want it to)
It’s common for companies to buy Internet access at the same time they buy a leased line. However a leased line is NOT the same thing as an Internet connection.
Just as a pipe could be used to carry a number of different things (e.g.water, gas, sewage), so a leased line can be used to carry a number of different types of data traffic (Internet traffic, phone calls, corporate VPN traffic). There’s no requirement to buy Internet access on a leased line.
If you DO get Internet access, there’s no requirement that you get enough to fill the leased line. For example, you might choose to get 15Mbit/s of Internet access on a 20Mbit/s leased line, which in turn could be provisioned over a 100Mbit/s circuit. You could use 5Mbit/s for WAN traffic and VoIP calls, and there would be 80Mbit/s spare for future usage.
What is a leased line likely to deliver, speed-wise?
100Mbps and 1000Mbps (1Gbps) are the most popular connection speeds, though connections of 10,000 Mbit/s (10 Gigabits per second) are possible.
Why choose Via Wire?
The whole service is focused on what the customer (that’s you) wants. Our engineers live in the real world and understand how important it is that your business runs smoothly. They’re also passionate about technology and how it can be integrated to make your business run better. They do speak English and will talk to you on the technical level you’re comfortable with.
What do I get?
Technology experts on call whenever you need them. You choose whether that’s on a monthly contract, you buy a block of hours or simply use us as an ‘as and when’ service. You’ll get peace of mind that, if things go wrong, your entire operation won’t grind to a halt for days while it’s fixed.
How much does it cost?
Everyone is different and what you need will be different from the company down the road. It would be easy to put ‘from’ prices to get you all excited, only to then discover that those prices only apply if you have over 1 million devices and the full moon falls on a Wednesday!
We prefer to spend some time with you, listening to your challenges, situation and wish list and then suggest one or more options that will meet your needs. You can be sure that the price will be competitive and the service superb.
Still have more questions?
Call or email us to discuss your specific requirements.