Leased Line Telephony Benefits
One key factor to any business is to lower the overheads associated with any operational costs. That can be done in a number of ways, but for telephony services, there is a problem with cost cutting exercises.
Do things wrong and you could run the risk of interrupting your telephone system. Disrupting the customer experience, and disconnecting communication between your staff in multiple site locations.
That is going to reverse the cost cutting exercise and result in maintenance costs that can easily be avoided.
That’s an easy issue to get around, with the leased line rental option, although it isn’t an option that’s suitable to every type of business.
The best use of the leased line service is for those businesses that require a guarantee of the most uptime possible with their internet connection. One of the best technologies is that of the fibre optic broadband as it provides the fastest download speeds and works efficiently with VOIP services, enabling businesses to make the most of lower calls, and video conferencing using computerised programs.
Those can be considered as bandwidth intensive to larger companies who have multiple users on the same network, or heavily dependent on the internet connection.
When you’re using an ISDN, or a PABX connection, you’re reliant on your service providers internet connection to continually provide a high-speed broadband connection, and that’s not always possible.
When you’re on a business internet connection plan, you’re going to be sharing that with other customers of the ISPs service. That could see you sharing the same connection speeds as nearly every other office in your vicinity. When all those connections are in use, you may start to see a slowdown in your own business broadband speed.
That can be due to a couple of things…
It could be that your company is heavily eating into the bandwidth resources available, slowing the connection speed down, or it could be that other businesses are channelling into the same telephone exchange point as yours, and in essence, crippling the network speed to a halt.
What a leased line is and which businesses can benefit
The leased line telephone service is one that runs independently of a public telephone exchange point. It’s not something that most small businesses are going to benefit from, but for larger; technology dependent organisations, the leased line could bring your telecommunication costs down, while increasing service reliability.
It’s best for businesses with multiple offices, which have a heavy load on the internet usage. For example running multiple VOIP calls in multiple locations and experiencing a slowdown in speed, or glitches during calls.
With the leased line alternative, you can eliminate the need to share the connection speeds from your ISP.
What happens is that when you’re on a traditional connection, you’re effectively competing with other businesses on the same public telephone exchange to get the most bandwidth as possible. That’s why at peak times, you can find a slow down on your internet connection.
When over twenty people are channelling into the same network, the bandwidth is split between the ISPs’ other customers.
With the leased line, you take away the need to compete for the most bandwidth. Instead of being on a public exchange, the leased line lets you rent a dedicated line, for your business telephony needs, guaranteeing the fastest speeds by only allocating the bandwidth resources to your business.
It’s most suited to larger businesses that are heavily dependent on their internet usage, for programs that tend to hog the available bandwidth. Perhaps operating software, VOIP systems, continually operating round the clock CCTV, hooked up to your internet connection, security systems, etc.
All this technology when used in a multisite business, can add to the operational costs. By switching to a leased line service, you could benefit from the fixed monthly fees, allowing you to know what the costs are, and not being limited to a capped bandwidth limit.
All the while, allowing you to see an increase in your broadband speed, as well as benefit from the guarantee on communication uptime.