When putting together your ideal outsourced IT package, it helps to know a little of the terminology you’ll encounter for some fundamental aspects of IT infrastructure. Let’s take a quick look at some of the items and options you should know about.
What is a Leased Line?
Leased lines provide a telecommunications line between two or more locations, typically covered by a monthly renting fee. The primary function of a leased line is in connecting separate business locations and office spaces with their own network. The best leased line solutions take account of the individual requirements of your business, ensuring high speeds, symmetrical performance (meaning both sides of the line operate in the same way) and non-stop connectivity so you never find yourself slowed down by sluggish tech.
Wireless leased lines offer added benefits, alongside the existing advantages of a conventional leased line service. A major advantage of ‘going wireless’ is the resultant flexibility this service offers, as it is easy to transfer to another location if required and can save a great deal of cost and disruption.
TechCare offers a variety of different leased line options:
- FTTC Ethernet Leased Lines – affordable and reliable for smaller businesses
- EFM (Ethernet in the First Mile) – with high bandwidth speeds and added resilience
- Fibre Ethernet – for the fastest possible speeds and cutting-edge performance
EFM stands for Ethernet First Mile, or Ethernet Internet. This is the name given to a low-cost leased-line tech which generates connectivity solutions for small businesses. EFM is resilient and reliable, whilst ensuring companies have access to high-connectivity without the costly price tag often associated with high speed, fibre internet solutions. They achieve this by utilising copper phone lines (to give wide availability), providing UK-wide connectivity. This service is offered by TechCare as one of our leased line options.
Multiprotocol Label Switching
Often simply referred to as MPLS, this is a method of data-carrying which facilitates high-performance telecommunications networks to work to an even higher standard, building in resilience and security for a fully-managed integration to any and all physical locations within your appointed network. This term includes wireless connectivity for added choice, and the resilient nature of this tech ensures the protection of business-critical applications from time-consuming and devastating failures.
Contact us to find out how a leased line service could help your business.