You may be confused as to whether to choose an ADSL connection or a leased line. The following are some of the most promising leased line advantages:
- A leased line is available with various high speed choices. ADSL connections may advertise that their connections can reach 8Mbps or even higher, but what you should be made aware of is that the speed will slow down, especially if you are located far from a telephone exchange.
- If you are unable to achieve the speeds you want through ADSL then a leased line would provide a more suitable connection. Leased line speeds range from 10Mbps to as high as 10,000Mbps.
- Faster Uploads
Many people think that when they get faster download speed they would also get the same when uploading. But this is different with ADSL connections. Most of the time, upload speed will only reach 800kbps.
With a leased line the connections are symmetric, allowing users to have a faster upload speed.
- No Slow-Down During Peak Times
ADSL is providing a typical service that most people would call a “contended service”. This service would offer at least 20 users a fixed bandwidth from the local exchange to the ISP. As few customers use the connections at the same time, this may go unnoticed. However, during peak times, whenever many customers surf the web, the internet connection is sure to slow down.
A leased line however is uncontended, the use of the internet is only offered solely to the business. This is how a leased line provider can assure a business that they are able to get the bandwidth that they have paid for whenever they are going to use it.
- Business-Class Support
ADSL is known to be cheaper than a leased line. However, it only means that ADSL providers have less money in meeting customers’ needs for support than other providers.
Whenever users would have problems with their ADSL connection, it needs to be spotted first before the troubleshooting process begins. On the contrary, leased line providers are able to monitor a leased line, and be aware of any problems before it affects the system.
A leased line usually comes with (SLAs) or Service Level Agreements and (SLGs) Service Level Guarantees, which ADSL connections lack.
A leased line may be more expensive than any ADSL connection, but for the cost increase, users are able to get a reliable connection with a good customer support, SLAs, faster upload speed and it’s made for one user only, which makes it worth it and completely uncontended.