SoGEA Broadband - What is it and what does it mean?

This is probably one of the biggest changes to affect the telecommunications industry in recent times. Previously, homes and businesses have connected to the internet using Openreach (BT) infrastructure via analogue phone lines with the extra services of broadband added on top.

There is an exception with full-fibre lines which are connected via fibre optic cable and therefore have no copper and subsequently no analogue line, but the vast majority of us have the traditional phone plus broadband solution.

With a preference for the use of mobile handsets and IP-based voice call solutions, homes and businesses mostly only keep a fixed phone line to ensure their broadband connection continues to work.

Our SoGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access) solution enables broadband packages to be supplied without the need to pay rental for an unused phone line, something many of us deem irrelevant in our homes and offices and which will become obsolete by 2025.

What are the benefits?

SoGEA is often cheaper and quicker to install as there is only one order to be processed and generally comes with lower ongoing rental costs, perfect if you don’t need a voice solution. You can have a voice service on a SoGEA line but this will need to be via an IP-based solution like VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).

When can I start to implement changes?

SoGEA is available wherever you can get FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet) broadband and can be supplied as a new connection or you can migrate your existing line + broadband service to it. 

Our Gemini engineers can get you connected faster than ever and advise what the best solution is for you. Just get in touch.

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