You’ve probably heard it many times that speed kills – that is while driving on the road. But when running an online business, slow internet speed can kill your business productivity and hinder you from seizing valuable opportunities for growth. This is why you need to invest in a fast connection to be able to run business operations like VoIP, video conferencing, and file loading and backup quite efficiently.
In this post, we show you the different ways Metrotech helps your business connect with the rest of the world using the leased line technology. Learn how this tech compares with the standard broadband internet connection and finally choose from the four available options available for you depending on your business needs.
When your business is connected to a leased line, it means you have a dedicated or uncontended internet connection that you share with no one else. With this type of service, you’re assigned a private circuit that connects you directly to the internet, and this means your business enjoys a highly secure and fast internet service. As if that is not enough, most reliable leased line providers including Metrotech offer symmetrical upload and download speeds. This means you’re able to upload and download files and web pages at equal speeds.
What’s more, the increased resilience on the private circuit and strict SLA (Service Level Agreement) applied on a leased line, guarantees both connectivity uptime and fix time in the unlikely case of a network issue
Broadband is easily the opposite of what we just explained a leased line to be – it’s not a dedicated connection, it’s asymmetrical which means upload and download speeds vary, while the bandwidth also varies depending on how many users are on the shared line at a given moment. From this simple description, you can tell that there exists quite a lot of differences between broadband and leased line types of connections.
The most obvious one is the cost.
Leased lines tend to be way more expensive than broadband connections and the reason they are best suited for established businesses looking for secure and fast connectivity. Broadband internet is mostly targeted at end consumers and small scale businesses with minimal internet needs.
With leased lines, you can get internet speeds of up to 10-20Gbps. On the other hand, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll find a broadband provider offering anything above 100mbps – and that is on the higher end as most range from 1-20Mbps.
Finally, the best leased line providers in the UK including Metrotech assign a fixed IP address to your business. The majority of broadband services and especially those targeting non-business entities give you a dynamic IP that changes from time to time.
Like anything else, leased lines cost vary based on factors like providers, allocated bandwidth, and leased line types. As we mentioned earlier, the nature of these services means they are geared more towards already established businesses looking for dedicated internet connectivity and ready to pay the relatively high cost for the same.
Metrotech offers four main types of leased lines namely WirelessConnected, FibreConnected, GeaConnected, and EtherConnected. Each of these operates differently from the other and therefore it’s important for you to understand how they work to be able to choose the most suitable connection for your business.
This is our premier connected solution and the most popular of all Metrotech’s leased lines. A few reasons can help to explain this. One, we deploy this connection to your business in 15 days or less – the fastest deployment among leased lines providers in the UK. What’s more, we charge fixed installation costs, use modern technology to guarantee fast and reliable speeds of up to 1000Mbps, and offer industry-leading SLA including a guaranteed 4-hour fix time. The best part however is that you can scale your bandwidth on demand. Just contact us and we’ll upgrade your WirelessConnected plan for you remotely within 24 hours of sending your request.
If you’re looking for the fastest available connection for your business today, the best bet would be to install a fibre leased line. Metrotech has a fibre package known as FibreConnected. Enjoy breakneck internet speeds of up to 10Gbps, all uncontended and symmetrical. Besides, we offer you an SLA guarantee of 99.95% uptime as well as a 6-hour fix time in rare cases of unforeseen breakdown. Finally, we promise you unparalleled customer support whereby you can talk directly with a technical engineer 24/7.
A reliable internet connection doesn’t always have to be very pricey. You can prove this with our GeaConnected plan which is the most cost-effective of the four we have at Metrotech.
Starting at £175/mo, this General Ethernet Access (GEA) service is sure to solve connectivity problems in your growing business without you having to break the bank. To be able to keep costs low while delivering uncontended connections, we use existing copper wires that connect your premise to the street cabinet. A fibre connection then takes over up to the exchange.
Enjoy symmetrical speeds of up to 20Mbps with GEA and use it to support your VoIP and related cloud-based services in your business.
This is another reliable connection solution for Metrotech’s customers looking for high-speed business internet at a cut-price. The service is also popularly known as EFMConnected which stands for Ethernet first mile copper pairs. Unlike the standard leased line services that use fibre, the EFMConnect uses copper lines to connect your premise to the exchange. This factor coupled with Metrotech’s special offer to install EtherConnected for free makes this plan one of the more affordable ones available.
Get connected within 20-30 days and enjoy symmetrical and dedicated connection speeds of up to 14Mb. We also guarantee you an SLA targeted uptime of 98.95 as well as a 7-hour targeted fix time.
Sure! But that depends on a few factors including the location of your premise, your internet needs, and your budget. Get in touch with us today for a quick assessment of your business by our experts who will then advise on the most suitable leased line type for you.