Broadband only - SoGEA
Say hello to cheaper, faster, reliable broadband
What is SoGEA?
Single order Generic Ethernet Access
SoGEA is a data-only service that does not include a traditional phone line or dial tone. SoGEA stands for Single order Generic Ethernet Access.
Everywhere that fibre broadband is available, either Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) or Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), SoGEA is also available. You get a better, more reliable broadband service, and no separate bill for line rental.
Who's it for?
Business customers mostly have a fixed line simply because it is required for their broadband to function. With the development and low cost of mobile phones, Hosted VoIP and SIP Trunking, as well as the countrywide installation of fibre networks, there is less and less need for traditional phone services.
BT Openreach has announced that conventional ISDN phone connections will be phased out by the end of 2025. As part of the transition to an all-IP (Internet Protocol) future communications network, BT exchanges are currently closed to new PSTN orders. This means that traditional phone lines will be phased out in favour of faster fibre connections.
SoGEA broadband has many benefits compared to traditional broadband.
The drawback to this service is that SoGEA users will no longer have access to a landline phone number. SoGEA customers will have to adopt VoIP to be able make and receive phone calls. Therefore, any landline number that needs to be retained must be ported to a VoIP service before adopting SoGEA.