Multi Site
MPLS

The optimum way to connect multiple locations is over an MPLS private cloud.

MPLS supersedes older technologies like point-to-point leased lines and IPSec site-to-site VPN’s and brings everything under central control.

Guide Figures
Down Speed
1Mb-1Gb
Up Speed
0.5Mb-1Gb
Typical Cost
£10+K p.a.
Asymmetric
ADSL

Ubiquitous, low cost, broadband technology that offers blisteringly fast downloads with modest upload speeds. But crucially ADSL degrades over distance so the further your business is from the BT exchange the slower ADSL will run.

ADSL2+ Annex M is the one to go for.

Guide Figures
Down Speedt
<24Mb
Up Speed
<2.5Mb
Max Cost
£80 p.m.
Typical Cost
£45 p.m.
Asymmetric
FTTC

Next generation Infinity Broadband with 40% coverage by the end of 2012 growing to 67% by the end of 2015.

Fantastic speeds for little more cost than ADSL and already BT are working on increasing the maximum speed in both directions. Distance from the exchange no longer matters but distance to the BT street cabinet is crucial

Guide Figures
Down Speedt
<40Mb
Up Speed
<10Mb
Max Cost
£155 p.m.
Typical Cost
£65 p.m.
Asymmetric
FTTP

The ultimate broadband technology but still only running a few pilots. 100Mb today using a technology capable of gigabit speeds holds fantastic promise for the future.

Distance from the exchange or BT street cabinet no longer matters.

Guide Figures
Down Speedt
<100Mb
Up Speed
<30Mb
Max Cost
tba
Typical Cost
tba
Asymmetric
CABLE BROADBAND

An alternative to telephone broadband, but only if your business is in a Virgin Media cabled area.

Business service piggy backs on consumer multi-play service and delivers real speeds close to the advertised maximum regardless of location.

Guide Figures
Down Speedt
<40Mb
Up Speed
<1Mb
Typical Cost
£30-50 p.m.
Symmetric
EFM

EFM is a great entry level Symmetric service running over multiple copper circuits. It fills the space between asymmetric or SDSL services and fibre Ethernet at an affordable price point with inbuilt resilience.

Three service providers with differing offers means there is plenty of choice.

Guide Figures
Down Speed
<40Mb
Up Speed
<40Mb
Typical Cost
£3-8k p.a.
Symmetric
FIBRE

Fibre Ethernet Leased Lines are the ultimate destination for most businesses.

They offer reliable symmetric bandwidth just about anywhere in the UK at speeds from 2Mb to 1Gig.

Prices are still falling significantly year on year making this more affordable than ever.

Guide Figures
Down Speed
<1 Gig
Up Speed
<1 Gig
Typical Cost
£5-25k p.a.
Symmetric
SDSL

SDSL services the market for low speed symmetric circuits.

It is a strong contender in the VoIP SIP Trunking and hosted telephony markets where symmetry matters but bandwidth requirements are modest.

There are different technologies on offer at different price points.

Guide Figures
Down Speed
<2Mb
Up Speed
<2Mb
Typical Cost
£1-4k p.a.
SPECIALIST
BONDING

Bonding is the term given to aggregating 2 or more ‘slow’ circuits to give the performance of one ‘fast’ circuit.

It is typically used with ADSL but can be used with SDSL or even 3G.

Consider Bonding if your business is a great distance from the exchange or you want increased upload speeds.

Guide Figures
Down Speed
<90Mb
Up Speed
<10Mb
Typical Cost
£1.5-5k p.a.
SPECIALIST
MULTI-CIRCUIT

Running multiple circuits from the corporate Firewall not only increases aggregate bandwidth but it also provides traffic separation and resilience.

Critical applications are no longer slowed by less important traffic and additional bandwidth can be added in low cost increments.

Guide Figures

Speed & cost are dependant on the number and type of circuits deployed

SPECIALIST
TRAFFIC SHAPING

An alternative to more bandwidth is making better use of what you already have through traffic shaping.

Either the Firewall or a dedicated product will give priority to what matters by dynamically throttling back the less critical traffic.

Guide Figures
Down Speed
Unchanged
Up Speed
Unchanged
Typical Cost
£1.5-20k p.a.
Welcome

Welcome to LineBroker, a new concept in Internet circuit provisioning.

LineBroker works for you to provide guidance and advice on the best technology to meet your business requirement. We then get competitive quotes on your behalf and present the best ones to you. If you like what you see then order though LineBroker and we will take responsibility for the whole provisioning and billing process and provide ongoing support.

LineBroker has access to all of the available technologies in the UK from all of the national players. This includes all Next Generation Networks (NGN), LLU providers with their equipment in BT exchanges and trade-only network aggregators.

Have a look around the site and contact us with your requirements.

Annex

Finding the perfect data connection to meet the demands of your business

Technologies Overview
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