Choosing the right connection type is vital to your business
If you need high performance, quality and reliability a Leased Line is the preferred choice. It directly connects your corporate office with another office or data center (point to point connectivity). Besides the connection is direct, private, uncontended, and you do not share it with anyone else (dedicated) therefore Uploads and downloads speeds are the same and guaranteed (Symmetric). Connection Speed is guaranteed from 10-1024 Mbs or up to 10Gbs. Also, a leased line comes with the best service level agreement so you can always be confident that your business stays connected. Another advantage is that it comes with the ability to upgrade to a higher speed throughout the contract.
Another type of connections is EFM which stands for Ethernet in the First Mile. EFM is a cost-effective leased line it uses twins copper circuits from the nearest telephone exchange and smart signal processing technology to deliver fast speeds over a standard copper circuit. Speeds are guaranteed to be the same for upload and download up to 20 Mbs. Like a Leased Line you don’t share the bandwidth with anyone else making it uncontended and dedicated to you.
FTTC or Broadband
When you just need a fast connection and reliability is not critical. Fiber to the Cabinet is an option. Fiber cables connect telephone exchange to the street cabinet. Existing copper lines connect to your premises. Whilst Upload speeds up to 80Mbs download speeds are slower and it’s contended and shared with up to 20 - 100 other premises. Service support is limited as there may not be fixed response time for outages.
ADSL is OK if you need it for email and the occasional use of the web.
Speeds are not guaranteed. Uploading is slow and you share your connection.
If there’s an outage you could be offline for days so it’s not recommended as your main business line connection, but can be used as a cost-effective redundancy solution.