Which is better Internet Leased line or broadband connectivity ?

Internet Leased Line

A Internet Leased Line (ILL) comes with a better service quality. While searching for a seamless internet solution, businesses usually come across two most common networking solutions i.e. ILL – Internet Leased Line and Broadband Connection. In a multidimensional office set-up where business owners deal with converged applications, there is a need for an ILL connection over the traditional broadband connection. It is a one-stop solution for some of the common problems like downtime, pooled resources, shared bandwidth, and low speed.

Both internet leased line and broadband fulfil the internet requirements of the businesses at a fixed subscription cost. The common difference between both is that a leased line is a dedicated connection between business premises and local exchange, on the other hand, a broadband connection is not a dedicated connection.

Let’s look at some advantages of IIL in a detailed manner to understand the difference between ILL and a broadband connection:

    • Symmetric Speeds & Dedicated Bandwidth: An ILL connection provides fixed bandwidth and symmetric speeds to the businesses. By fixed bandwidth, it means that if you are using a 2mpbs ILL connection, you will be receiving a complete 2mpbs speed connectivity. There is no scope of contention and you can enjoy a dedicated bandwidth all the way from your site to your ISP’s core network. With broadband, even if you are receiving a 10mpbs connection, the speed will depend on how many people are using broadband at the same time. Also, it provides access to identical upload and download speeds so that businesses can conveniently manage their work. Broadband connections offer asymmetric bandwidth i.e. – faster for downloads than for uploads.
    • SLA Commitment: An ILL connection usually comes with industry-backed SLAs (Service Level Commitment) so that business owners can be assured of reliability and certain service levels. Businesses can stay assured that certain faults and glitches will be fixed by the service provider within a few hours. With a broadband connection, the time frame of fixing the issues is longer as compared to the ILL. Where it might take 2-5 days to fix a broadband issue, with an ILL, the issues will be fixed within a few hours.
    • Cost Savings: If any business plans to expand their operations, an ILL connection is the best option because it provides scalability. It takes care of the performance parameters like low latency, low jitter, and more uptime. It offers better performance and monitoring abilities along with reliable connectivity to cut down the unnecessary expenses of the businesses. Also, if businesses feel the need to upgrade their speed and bandwidth, they just required to upgrade their plan.
    • Secure & Reliable: ILL is much more secure and reliable than a broadband connection. A broadband connection is shared by several users, whereas an internet leased line does not involve sharing among multiple customers. As a result, an internet leased line is more secure than that of a broadband connection.

An internet leased line assures businesses a much better and faster service. You can be concerned about the price while availing an ILL service, but when you consider the key advantages i.e. seamless connection, faster speed and contention, and SLAs, you will understand what you are paying for.

The ILL solutions by Tata Tele Business Services not only assure high-speed internet connectivity but also delivers carrier-grade connectivity and provide access to a widespread last-mile network to reach your office across the country. In addition to this, the end-to-end SLAs take care of latency, uptime, and packet loss.

With high-speed and dedicated Internet Leased Line connections, we provide better configuration for enhanced performance and deliver a robust IP backbone assurance. We also provide 24×7 service and support to manage the unforeseen issues of the businesses anytime, anywhere.