Find the best local leased line provider
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Here is our guide to some of the UK’s main leased line providers:
Formerly the UK’s sole leased lines supplier, British Telecom remains the market’s largest and most dominant player. Having been forced to sell leased lines at wholesale prices to other operators in 2001, BT was split into three separate divisions, BT Openreach (infrastructure), BT Wholesale (services for ISPs) and BT Retail.
Vodafone acquired the UK arm of Cable & Wireless in 2012. Cable & Wireless’ market experience as the country’s first alternative leased line provider to BT was a considerable advantage for Vodafone. Vodafone used the leased lines to provide bandwidth to thousands of its countrywide mobile phone masts.
Virgin Media was created from a patchwork of UK cable franchises and operates one of the country’s two main fibre networks. It formed from the mergers of NTL, Telewest, Virgin Mobile and virgin.net, rebranded to Virgin Media in 2007.
As the telecommunications arm of Scottish and Southern Energy, the supplier discovered an extremely cost effective way to link cities together, after realising that it could string fibre from its electricity pylons.
City of London Telecommunications first began supplying leased lines to Britain’s financial district, before extending its coverage to include Docklands, central Birmingham and Manchester. It does not compete for services outside of these areas.
Founded in 1993, Griffin Internet is one of the UK’s most experienced Internet Service Providers and offers one of the widest selections of leased line solutions.
Nearly all UK leased line providers make use of circuits from their competitors.
We can work with every carrier and always look to find you the best provider at the right price for your location.