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Everything you need to know about SoGEA broadband

If you weren’t aware already, the technology that powers UK landline telephones (domestic and business) will be switched off in 2025. Traditional copper cable phone lines (PTSN) are being replaced by internet connected VOIP telephony.

SoGEA stands for ‘Single order Generic Ethernet Access’.

How does this affect me and my business?

Have you completely disconnected your home phone line in favour of mobile? If you have, it turns out 40% of the population are with you! In some cases however, you’ll still need to have it (and pay for it) as part of your broadband package. But from 2025, this will be a thing of the past for homes and businesses alike. So this means you can take advantage of speed and cost benefits.

All desktop and home phones from 2025 will be run on VOIP (voice over internet protocol) so calls are carried out over internet connections. As a business you’re likely to have VOIP lines already, but if you don’t, we can help with that too. Take a look at our VOIP services here.

What are the advantages of SoGEA

The cost advantages are clear, you’ll no longer be paying for the cost of a phone line, so you can take advantage of high-speed internet services. Putting your budget into delivering the bandwidth you need will support any digital transformation plans you have. This will allow you to grow and scale your business. You only pay for the services you need.

With SoGEA, the installation time and costs are vastly reduced, it’s a simple switchover that can be managed with little or no disruption or downtime for your business. It’s fast and reliable too. Typically, we can install it for you in just 5 days.

If any issues do arise with your connection, it takes very little time to fix, often we’ll have resolved the issue without you knowing! In cases where the issue is more complex, you’ve only got one company to deal with and one ticket to raise, not several.

There’s no need to worry about line interference too, you’ll always have a solid connection and a high integrity service.

Futureproof and built to last

Data only is the future of communications and SoGEA is at the heart of it. With no phone lines needed to sure up your service, you have the flexibility to realise your growth plans. If you are looking to digitally transform your business over the coming years, this is the right connection for you.

If you want to know more, our friendly team are always on hand for help and advice, just call us on 01225 776555 or email us here.

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