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