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Business Fibre, Data and Connectivity Packages in the UK.

A cost-effective broadband data connection for your business.

SoGEA delivers the same performance and data rates as FTTC broadband.

SoGEA stands for Single Order Generic Ethernet Access. Now you only need to place one order with Fidelity for your broadband data service. SoGEA provides fast Internet speeds of up to 80Mbps and greater stability than traditional copper-based phone lines. Traditional phone line installation is not needed with Fidelity SoGEA, so costs fall. It uses the same infrastructure and has the same geographic availability, future-proofing connectivity as the UK moves to an all-IP network.
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.
What is SoGEA Broadband_Fidelity Group
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.

It means that there is a significant opportunity in terms of both new and existing business.

All existing WLR customers need migrating to a non-WLR solution, many in the next 12-24 months as OpenReach continue to service notice on exchanges across the country. And there are around 3 million B2B PSTN and ISDN fixed lines that must be migrated by 2025, so plenty of new business to be won.

SoGEA provides a broadband solution using the existing fibre/copper network, where fibre to the premises (FTTP) is not yet available.

Why SoGEA_Fidelity Group
Fibre to the Cabinet Broadband
In 2017, British Telecom announced their 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 pace from June 2021 when notice is served on more than a hundred phone exchanges across the country.

#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.

Important Note:
You will need a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) voice product such as PhoneLine+ or a hosted telephony platform like 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 SoGEA, or numbers can be irretrievably lost.

Frequently Asked Questions About SoGEA

Can I keep my existing phone number?
Yes, you can port your geographic number. (Not non-geographic currently)
Can I use my existing handset?
Yes, via an Analogue Terminal Adaptor (ATA) connected to your router.
What speeds can SoGEA deliver?
SoGEA broadband can deliver superfast speeds of up to 80Mbps, suitable for business currently running an analogue PSTN line.
Can I still use a fax machine?
No, we recommend that you try a fax to email service.
Can I still use a PDQ machine?
You will need to use a service that runs over broadband.
Does SoGEA use Copper?
Yes, SoGEA broadband uses fibre optic cables from the local exchange to the PCP (the green street cabinets). From the cabinet the service is supplied to your premises using copper cables. Although this “looks like” traditional Fibre Broadband (FTTC), the line coming into the premises is a SoGEA data line not a phone line and therefore won’t be impacted by the PTSN switch off in 2025.

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