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Getting your leased line quote is only part of the equation. Your internet connection is critical to your business. We provide a comprehensive range of leased line solutions that can be tailored to fit your needs.
We also provide a premium 100% availability service level agreement to reinforce our service offering and to ensure you receive the best leased line price available, we operate a price promise guarantee!
This guarantees that we will not only match any quotes that you get from any UK leased line providers but we will also beat it for you! A first in our industry.
Costs are changing all the time. Make sure you’re getting the best price first time, every time. Why pay more for the same product elsewhere?
How do we calculate leased line prices?
Leased line charges over the last few years have dropped a long way from where they first started. Higher take up means lower costs overall.
1984 saw huge changes in the industry as BT was privatised. OFTEL was also created with the main aim of ensuring fair trading between the competition and BT.
Unfortunately, OFTEL ended up getting a bit of a bad name in the early days due to the fact that businesses thought that they were too lenient with BT.
The key reasons for this was the slow roll out of ADSL as this was classed as having a negative effect on BT’s ever growing ISDN service, plus LLU (Local Loop Unbundling) which could have caused issues for BT’s monopoly on ADSL provision and line rental.
It took OFTEL 17 years before deciding to make BT offer leased lines on a wholesale basis! BT leased line pricing from that point on was never the same. The competition were now able to market, sell, provision and bill leased lines in the UK themselves.
With ISDN and all traditional copper lines (telephony and broadband) being switched off by 2025, the need for bandwidth will increase as hosted voice will become the “go to” replacement and to run that well, you need a dedicated connection.
Carriers are aware of this. It may cause an increase in pricing simply due to the increased need. If they do, you can be safe in the knowledge that we will still offer the best prices in the UK.
Renewal quotes is another area of despair at the moment. Once your leased line is installed (which can take up to 3 months) and your term is up, you would expect leased line prices to reduce. At the moment the market has hit a period of high renewal quotes.
If the costs of renewals are not what you want, we can also fully compare what every other carrier in your area can offer so you will always be presented with the best option on the market.
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Competition will, as always continue. This can only be good for any businesses in the market for a leased line as prices will be drastically reduced by companies like ourselves.
Due to the rise in demand (initially from consumers), the knock on effect is one of a decline in pricing overall, making leased line connectivity a lot more affordable.
In this day and age we would rather pay more and have more bandwidth. It seems you can never have enough! The overall feeling is that for the next few years at least, prices should continue to fall for new connections with us.
Optical networking technology is improving all the time, network equipment will continue to become more advanced and as a result, costs will fall.
You can go direct to companies such as BT Business and Virgin, paying a lot more and getting the exact same line as you would from us. With us, you have a lot more money in your pocket!
The rise in competition means that 2023 will be a great time to be in the market for a leased line but location plays a big role in prices.
There’s a number of different factors taken into account to determine how much you can expect to pay for your own dedicated connection.
Prices can range from a few hundred pounds to a few thousand depending on your requirements.
Historically, prices of leased lines have fallen year on year. What was once only available to large corporates, leased lines are now accessible to all businesses.
Added to the fact that by 2025 ISDN lines will cease to exist, demand for leased lines is increasing as all businesses that currently don’t use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) will have no choice but to switch over to it.
For VoIP to run seamlessly, you will need to ensure you have the capacity to integrate it without sacrificing the bandwidth you currently have.
The first place to start is to obtain quotes from a carrier independent supplier. This is where you will find the best leased line pricing as these suppliers are not tied to one carrier such as BT. They are able to use different carriers, so therefore they are able to provide more competitive prices.
For example, if BT already have a physical presence near to where you are then obtaining pricing from a supplier that only deals with Virgin will not be cost effective. The Virgin supplier would have to use a tail from BT bumping up the price for delivery of the service. Alternatively, a carrier independent supplier that deals with Virgin and BT will make use of a BT line and potentially save you thousands of pounds in installation charges and monthly costs.
When you take into account there are over 40 carriers, what you need is a supplier like Connect2 that can obtain pricing from all of these. As competition is fierce, we are able to provide you with the best prices on the market.
Your location plays a huge part with regards to the pricing of a leased line. If you live in a rural area and are surrounded by fields then it will be harder to connect you to an existing network so you can expect the price to be significantly higher than if you lived in a city centre.
You will also face a higher risk of Excess Construction charges (ECC’s) which can prove costly. Obviously, the closer you are to urban locations the chances of having any ECC’s to pay is reduced dramatically.
The costs are generally provided over 1, 3 or 5 year terms. The best value will always be found over a 3 year term. You can get competitive pricing over 5 years but it’s an awfully long time to be locked into a contract when year on year, leased line pricing has fallen – by year 3 you could be making substantial savings by negotiating a new contract.
Pricing over a one year term are generally a lot higher and will usually incur installation charges as well. Providers can recoup the cost of installation when signing a 3 or 5 year term. The only time a one year term on a leased line would be beneficial is if you are planning on moving premises and therefore are not wanting to commit to any longer terms
When obtaining your quote, we will always provide you with quotes for different speeds so you can decide what would be the most cost effective and beneficial for your business.
If you find there is only a couple of pounds price difference between different speeds then choosing more bandwidth early on could save you money as opposed to adding bandwidth at a later date.
While a leased line is considered to be bulletproof and comes with a 99.999% SLA there is still a very slim chance that your leased line could go down. For this reason you could choose to have a backup connection installed.
Obviously, this will bump the price up but there will be no down time at all due to the fact that in the event of a primary failure, the line will auto-failover onto the backup line keeping your connection live. Do not buy a wires only service.
Not every business requires this but if your business is mission critical then you may want to consider this. As we know, ISDN will no longer be available in 2025. For this reason you may want to add a technology called Hosted Voice.
This makes it possible to send and receive calls over the leased line. This would be an additional cost on your leased line pricing but you will make considerable savings through not paying ISDN rental charges.
Now we see the effect that location, bandwidth, contract length, resiliency and extra requirements have on leased line prices, it is clear to see why prices do not come as a “one size fits all” solution.
In order to find the very best pricing, simply grab an instant quote from this page. Alternatively, feel free to contact us so we can tailor a solution specifically to your needs.
Leased line prices are usually a fixed monthly rate. This monthly rate is determined by the speed of the symmetric connection and the distance of the fibre optic cables.
Leased line contract terms come with 3 options. 1 year term, 3 year term and 5 year term. A 1 year term comes with an install cost, a 3 year and 5 year term offer free installs (subject to a site survey).
A 3 year term is the most popular as it offers the most value because install costs are around the £2,000 mark for a 1 year term and a 5 year term is simply too long.
There are also two different types of pricing band – “on-net” and “off-net”. On-net, as the name suggests means you are in a good location and there should be no issue with installation of your line. It also offers the lowest prices.
If you are in a rural location then this is most likely off-net where the costs will be slightly higher as there will potentially be more work required to get the line installed.
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