Prepare for the future with SOGEA

In the biggest change to telecommunications in 30 years, the PSTN and ISDN will be switched off by December 2025, and a stop-sell of these services is scheduled for 2023. This means connectivity will no longer be supported by traditional telephone lines and businesses will need to switch to a new, Single Order broadband product.

SOGEA, or Single Order Generic Ethernet Access, is now available to 28 million premises in the UK, presenting a huge opportunity for you to take this new, future-proof technology to your customers at a critical time.

What is SOGEA?

The future of broadband. Provisioned on a single order, SOGEA does not rely on a WLR/MPF line, meaning voice is not included and becomes an Over The Top (OTT) service, like any other data service.

Offering download speeds of up to 80Mbps and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps, it is faster and more reliable than ADSL broadband, meaning users can do more online at one time, without having to worry.

How it works:

Who needs SOGEA?

In short, almost everyone. The IT and telecommunications market is going through a huge transformation as the infrastructure that we have relied on for the past 30 years is crumbling, meaning all your traditional voice and broadband customers will need to switch to a future-proof solution in the next five years.

We want to make this switch as smooth as possible for you and your customers as you embark on this crucial journey to an All-IP future. We are one of the early adopters of SOGEA with only four other providers currently selling it, and we are eager to support you with anything you need to stay ahead of the market and take this new connectivity product out to your customers.

Key features and benefits:

> Faster than ADSL

Offering speeds of up to 80Mbps

> Perfect for data-only customers

If your customers don’t need Voice, SOGEA is the perfect option for a broadband-only user

> Future-proof connectivity

SOGEA is guaranteed to stand the test of time, offering connectivity that won’t go out of date within the next 5 years

> Ideal for VoIP

SOGEA works great as the underlying connectivity for IP telephony, offering high speeds and low contention

> Easy to deploy

Simple migration journeys with minimal downtime of < 5 minutes

> Powered by 100GB core network

Our network offers resilient and secure connectivity with DDoS protection

The Market Opportunity

The arrival of SOGEA will transform the way businesses work, presenting significant opportunities to the Channel. By being first to market with this new-generation connectivity solution, you can prepare your customers for the withdrawal of the PSTN while staking your claim in the marketplace and generating as much SOGEA business as you can, before your competitors enter the arena.

The approaching 2025 deadline offers huge potential for Channel partners, however it will also pose new challenges as resellers compete for business. As a result, your existing customer base may be vulnerable to competitors selling the solutions of the future. Become your customers’ chosen SOGEA provider to prepare them for the forthcoming technology shift while safeguarding your revenue.

When your customers switch to SOGEA, they will also need to think about an OTT Voice service as their traditional WLR will not be supported for much longer. As their trusted connectivity provider, you are in the perfect position to cross-sell with HV.Select to give them a feature-rich VoIP solution, supported by their superfast, Single Order broadband.

Why DWS for SOGEA?

Comprehensive Portfolio

Our products are designed to make it easy for you to expand your portfolio and diversify your business

Be First to Market

Our expertise has allowed us to become one of the early adopters to offer SOGEA so that you can be first to market

Award-Winning Portal

Our intuitive portal allows you to easily place orders and manage your SOGEA services

Dedicated 24/7 support

Our UK support team are always on hand with their knowledge and experience to help you and your customers

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