The great ISDN switch-off is due in 2025 and as we get closer and closer to the deadline, it’s important to be aware of what products and services are available to accommodate the coming changes. This “Big Switch Off” does not just affect your traditional phone system, it also affects your traditional broadband.

Ahead of the great ISDN switch-off, there’s a new broadband service going by the name of SoGEA that you can access. SoGEA is a next-generation connectivity solution and the direct replacement for your traditional Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) Broadband.

SoGEA is an acronym for Single Order Generic Ethernet Access and allows users to purchase a broadband connection without a phone line. This new connectivity solution comes with a quicker and easier installation, as you don’t need to wait for a telephone line to be installed before ordering broadband, faster connection speeds, increased reliability and reduced cost. As you are only paying for and receiving a broadband data connection, the cost of the service you’re paying for will come down. And with only one provider to contact, faults should be fixed much faster.

SoGEA vs. FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet)

SoGEA uses the same infrastructure as FTTC. Therefore, you will get the same performance. The main difference is that FTTC can provide both a data and voice service, whereas SoGEA offers data only. By choosing SOGEA, you can enjoy its appealing pricing while continuing to access phone services through a cloud-based phone system.

Keep in mind that SoGEA broadband speeds can vary based on your location and, similar to FTTC, it may decrease the further you are from the local cabinet.

SoGEA vs. FTTP (Fibre to the Premises)

As we mentioned before, SoGEA is a cost-effective broadband solution. If you are a heavy internet user then FTTP would be the right choice – if it’s available in your location. SoGEA and FTTP are both easy to install and easy to fix. Also, instead of using a traditional phone system, you can use VoIP.

Now is the ideal time to switch

SoGEA is the simple, cost-effective connectivity solution to a problem that faces millions of UK homes and businesses. Everyday Communications provides a full range of future-proof connectivity solutions including SoGEA, FTTP and dedicated leased lines.

Whether you are currently using FTTC and are considering switching to SOGEA, or are a start-up business looking for a reliable broadband connection, we’re here to help you get the connectivity solution that works for your budget and your specific data needs.

If you have any questions or would like more info about our services, get in touch with us!