IPLC/IEPL – What are they & who needs them?
IPLC stands for ‘International Private Leased Circuit’, and IEPL stands for ‘International Ethernet Private Line’, and they’re both designed to help global businesses with multiple offices. It helps maintain their reputation and high levels of customer service by ensuring a fast and reliable connection between geographically dispersed offices.
It’s similar to an office network, but obviously on a much larger scale. These private networks ensure mission-critical managed services work for companies & allow global coverage. They are terms heard more in the united states than the UK.
IPLCs and IEPLs are important for two main reasons. Firstly, as we touched upon above, more and more businesses are becoming global, especially as cross-border shopping has rapidly risen in popularity and brands are making more efforts to localise their marketing campaigns. This means that there’s more demand than ever before for a reliable connection between international offices.
The second reason why they’re so essential is that they’re emphasising the importance of private connections, like leased lines, and solidifying their value. International private leased circuits (IPLC service) ensure brands can provide service quality & with the rise of high data services like video conferencing, it’s easy to understand why they are becoming more popular.
Leased line uptake in the UK has been significant in recent years, but there are undoubtedly still a number of businesses questioning whether the installation of a leased line would be the right move. The popularity of IPLCs and IEPLs demonstrates that the need for dedicated connections isn’t slowing down, and is showing no signs of dying out any time soon. The reason, of course, is that more and more of us are realising the advantages of private connections, IPLC offers things like:
● An uncontended service, which means the connection isn’t shared with anyone else
● Faster upload and download speeds that won’t fluctuate during peak hours
● A reliable, ‘always on’ service with excellent SLAs and target uptime
IPLCs are excellent options for global businesses or UK companies thinking about expanding into international markets. But even those who wish to remain local can still benefit from the advantages of these private connections through the use of leased lines in the UK. A UK leased line or point to point network provides everything you need to improve your internal and external communications and boost your customer service through a faster, high quality internet connection facilitating a great online presence.
If you need more information on IPLC networks or are interested in finding the prices for this service, just complete the form on the right-hand side and we will get back to you with a quote.
Getting the best cost for your IPLC is important and the easiest and quickest way to do this is to run a comparison. We can help you compare the UK’s best IPLC providers and ensure you end up with the most competitive quote. Leased line comparison has been helping UK businesses with connectivity costs for the past 8 years and to date have helped tens of thousands of companies reduce their costs.
Due to the volume of quotes we do, we are able to get exclusive discounts from the UK’s top providers such as Virgin, Aspire, TalkTalk, Vaioni and more.
When designing global networks its important to understand what options are available and what would suit your business the best. We will always recommend talking to business connectivity experts and providers to gather quotes and understand what benefits would apply to you.
Two of the main alternative services businesses use for international networks are:
MPLS – MPLS or Multi-Protocol Label Switching is a technique used on WAN networks. MPLS allows the network to use a number of different protocols to ensure data packets are sent in the most efficient way possible.
SD WAN – SD WAN stands for software-defined wide area network and is a type of wide-area network that uses commands based on the software used. This makes it faster and easier to manage than traditional WAN’s. Its popularity has increased in recent years and shows no signs of slowing down.