Should my business have a leased line?

You might have heard about leased lines when looking for communication solutions for your business. But what are they and does your business need one? Let’s find out.

A leased line is a dedicated internet connection that utilises fibre optic technology to connect your business to the exchange, allowing you to send and receive data quickly from one location to another. It is solely for your own use, and you don’t have to share the connection or bandwidth with anyone else. This will result in a dedicated connection that won’t suffer from speed issues during peak times.

Why should you use a leased line?

There are several reasons why your business could benefit from a leased line, but they are particularly effective for providing high speed connections to the internet to improve efficiency. In addition, leased lines can also be used for businesses that want to utilise voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology as part of their telephony solution to provide sufficient band for large volumes of remote workers.

Let’s look at some of these benefits.


Leased lines are usually a lot more reliable than standard internet connections, the main reason for this is because they utilise fibre optic cable, the connection doesn’t suffer from electrical interference experienced on old copper lines. They use significantly less outages than traditional broadband, offering 99.9% uptime.

Faster speeds

When it comes to standard internet connections, the speeds are much slower, yet with a leased line are much quicker and some in range of speeds from 10Mbps to 10 Gbps. During peak times, consumer internet will suffer but a leased line will not. A speedy service combined with you being the only user will result in an unmatched communication solution.

High Quality VoIP calls

Leased lines will allow you to have crystal clear VoIP calls. Calls will be loud and clear for both you and the person on the other end without any distracting background static.

Saving time

With all your staff using email, CRM and document management systems online, it is important to have a good quality connection, if your connecting is inefficient, it will slow employees down when they are accessing or saving files online, thereby reducing productivity.

Whether you operate a small or medium-sized business, you will benefit from a leased line with high-speed internet. This type of broadband is best suited for businesses that require consistent and dedicated bandwidth for different types of data-driven activities.

Speak to one of our experts today and find out how a leased connection can change your business.