Cut unnecessary costs and enjoy easier business broadband and service provisioning with Airacom SoGEA. Our team can help your business select the right fibre to the premises solution to run your voice and data products more effectively.
Because you are only paying for a broadband data connection, your monthly costs will be lower as the landline rental cost is no longer included.
With Gamma SoGEA everything comes from Gamma and you are no longer tied into a landline contract with someone else.
Airacom SoGEA uses the established network without the phone line so less interference and more reliability.
The PSTN network is switching off by the end of 2025, with many exchanges now under notice as the UK moves fibre.
What is SoGEA Broadband?
SoGEA stands for Single Order Generic Ethernet Access. Now you only need to place one order with Airacom for your broadband data service. Traditional phone line installation is not needed with Airacom SoGEA so costs fall.
The UK is moving to an all IP network. Future proof your business with SoGEA.
Airacom SoGEA delivers the same performance and data rates as FTTC broadband. It uses the same infrastructure and has the same geographic availability, future-proofing your connectivity as the UK moves to an all-IP network.
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Information about SoGEA Broadband.
- SoGEA stands for Single Order Generic Ethernet Access.
- Until now you needed to have a traditional phone line installed to deliver broadband to a home or office, but SoGEA broadband doesn’t run over a phone line; instead, it uses the same fibre/copper network without the WLR (Wholesale Line Rental = Phone line) element.
- SoGEA is offered at the same data rates as FTTC broadband. It delivers the same performance and has the same geographic availability. The only difference is the need for a phone line has been removed.
- SoGEA is a dedicated line that delivers a broadband connection and includes an underlying version of a phone line. This means that customers moving to SoGEA from a phoneline-reliant broadband solution will need a voice call service that uses VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to continue to be able to make and receive phone calls.
In December 2025, the UK PSTN circuits will be shut off completely. This is a major step towards the United Kingdom’s mass IP-network migration, with VoIP core networks set to replace all the legacy PSTN services.
All existing WLR customers need to migrate to a non-WLR solution, many in the next 12-24 months as Openreach continues to serve notice on exchanges across the country. Currently, there are around 3 million B2B PSTN and ISDN fixed lines that must be migrated by 2025.
SoGEA provides a broadband solution using the existing fibre/copper network, where fibre to the premises (FTTP) is not yet available.
In 2017, British Telecom announced its intention to switch off the existing telephone network completely, having migrated all services to the newer and more efficient fibre broadband network. Therefore, come December 2025 the entire UK Wholesale Line Rental network will cease to exist.
However, it would be a mistake to think about waiting until nearer the 2025 deadline, as the migration of services is happening today and will pick up the pace from June 2021 when notice is served on more than a hundred phone exchanges across the country.
Airacom SoGEA provides an effective solution today by using the existing fibre/copper network, making it available to more than 90% of premises across the United Kingdom.
You will need a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) voice product such as Airacom PhoneLine+ or a hosted telephony platform like Airacom Horizon if you want to continue to make and receive voice calls and use your existing telephone number.
It is essential that the porting of any existing phone numbers is completed before the service is switched to Airacom SoGEA, or numbers can be irretrievably lost.