Get ahead of the curve with SOGEA as we approach the PSTN switch-off

The PSTN Switch Off means that by 2025 BT Openreach will switch off the traditional, copper-based telephone network and from as soon as December 2023, you won’t be able to purchase any new ISDN or PSTN-based services. Some locations will be affected sooner than this though so it’s worth checking your area.

The PSTN switch off will affect every business currently using PSTN and ISDN services. If you’re among these, it’s likely you’re currently making do with slow broadband speeds of less than 20 Mbs. It’s likely to be slowing down the performance of any application which is dependent on the internet and may well be hindering the speed at which your business operates.

That’s why now’s the time to enhance performance and get ready for additional even faster services which will become available to you going forward. Be one of the first and stay ahead of the curve so you can benefit from services which help your business to be agile, responsive and to compete effectively.

So, what’s the solution?

SOGEA is the next logical step towards FTTP. SOGEA stands for Single Order Generic Ethernet Access and is available wherever Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) has been rolled out which is available in around 95% of premises in the UK. So, what does this really mean to you?

Broadband speed

If you’re already using FTTC, SOGEA is a replacement which will give you equivalent performance with downloads of up to 80 Mbs, which is 4 times that achieved where FTTC is not used. So, you can get the same performance for a similar price to your current FTTC service.

Easy to install

It’s quick and easy to install so you can avoid any damaging downtime for your business. Anyone with existing FTTC lines can migrate to SOGEA today and get a dedicated line that delivers a broadband connection for similar costs.


The SO stands for Single Order, which means you don’t need to use different providers for phone lines and another for broadband which allows you to simplify management by ordering from the same supplier.

More reliable

Service reliability is equivalent to FTTC so you’re unlikely to be troubled with interference when you do make the move, which is much better for you, your customers and colleagues and reduces hassle.


There’s different SOGEA options available to you, so you can choose the speed that suits your business’ needs.

Why switch to SOGEA?

With the PSTN and ISDN switch off approaching rapidly, you need to act and get ready in advance. Full Fibre (FTTP) will continue to be rolled out across the UK but as we rapidly approach the PSTN switch off, you’d be well advised to prepare in advance. Switch to SOGEA and get ready for the future and new voice services.

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