Leased Line

A leased line is a service contract between a provider and a customer, whereby the provider agrees to deliver a symmetric telecommunications line connecting two or more locations in exchange for a monthly rent.

Leased lines are used to build up private networks, private telephone networks  or access the internet or a partner network.

For example, a T-1 channel can be leased, and provides a maximum transmission speed of 1.544 Mbit/s. The user can divide the connection into different lines for multiplexing data and voice communication, or use the channel for one data circuit.

Uses of Leased Line:  

  • connect to the Internet
  • enable staff to connect to their work PCs from home
  • link PCs and servers in different corporate offices
  • carry phone calls