P2P, written in short for point to point leased line is a dedicated circuit in which two terminals or points are connected to share data between them.
This is similar to WAN (Wide Area Network) and LAN (Local Area Network).
What is leased line and how it works?
Leased line is a service contract between a provider & a customer whereby the provider agrees to deliver a symmetric or at least bidirectional telecommunications line that connect two or more business locations in exchange for a monthly, quarterly or yearly rent.
What is the meaning of leased line?
A leased line is a private bidirectional or symmetric telecommunications circuit between two or more locations provided according to a commercial contract. Typically, leased lines are used by businesses to connect geographically distant offices. Unlike dial-up connections, a leased line is always active.
What is leased line and broadband?
Both broadband and a leased line provide Internet access at a fixed subscription cost. A leased line is a dedicated connection between your premises and the local exchange. It is fixed bandwidth and offers identical upload and download speeds and is not subject to contention with other users.
Why leased line is required?
Just as a pipe could be used to carry a number of different things (e.g.water, gas, sewage), so a leased line can be used to carry a number of different types of data traffic (Internet traffic, phone calls, corporate VPN traffic). There’s no requirement to buy Internet access on a leased line.