SoGEA: The Industries Next Great Shake Up

SoGEA: The Industries Next Great Shake Up

Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SoGEA) is a new Openreach product which enables providers to order FTTC without a phone line. SoGEA has everything you need and will bring a big shakeup to telecoms in the UK, one we can’t ignore.

So Why Choose SoGEA?

SoGEA is a new technology that you might have heard of already. Big waves of push for SoGEA are happening as we prepare for the 2025 ISDN switch off and the 2023 WLR stop sell.

Currently most homes and businesses connect to Openreach’s infrastructure using WLR because it is necessary for their broadband to work. However, 67.2% of the UK are said to only have this line rental because it essential to access broadband. With only 4 years coming up left for ISDN switch off, SoGEA is one of the most obvious ways to turn.

SoGEA was created in response to this shift in usage so consumers and businesses can buy a broadband connection without the need for a phone line. SoGEA is brilliant for users who only want one bill and is considered more cost friendly without the line rental. This futureproof technology uses the same tech as FTTC and is considered critical to the future of broadband and connectivity in Britain. There is also usually quicker lead time and install on SoGEA because the lines are not separate.

The unmetered data usage and variety of IP address options makes it perfect for business premises. SoGEA can deliver high quality voice via VoIP services also, making it brilliant for business-grade internet telephony. All these IP based solutions services require a connectivity solution which offers speed and stability for real-time data and Quality of Service (QoS) features.

No more WLR means no more SIM provide or dual fault journeys also, and a fibre or VDSL2 router will also work with SoGEA. If you already have FTTC broadband your existing router should work if you upgrade to SoGEA.

Starting from £28.50, Stratus Technologies offer wholesale SoGEA, available at 28 million UK premises. And for the rest of December Stratus is also offering free install on SoGEA orders in Market B Locations!

To find out if SoGEA is available in your area or for a customer, contact Stratus where we can give you a free, no-obligation quote. Email us at or call us on 01642 697777