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Fast, Simple, Low-Cost Ethernet

SoGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access) is a data-only broadband which delivers a faster, cheaper and easier to install option for your business connectivity.

 

With PSTN and ISDN services to be switched off in 2025, many businesses are switching over to Single Order broadband such as SoGEA or Single Order Generic Ethernet Access. There are now over 28 million (FTTC enabled) premises and growing with users benefitting from greater speeds over the existing fixed yet shared broadband infrastructure.

Seamless Transfer

We support your business broadband transition and management moving forward with our personable account management team.

Supports Cloud-Based Applications

SoGEA supports cloud-based applications enabling your business to embrace new cloud-based technology improving productivity, efficiency and giving your business a competitive edge.

Low-Cost Connectivity

SoGEA uses VoIP broadband which means that you can enjoy significant savings on local and international calls.

Flexible Contracts

We offer our businesses 12, 24, and 36 months contracts, giving you flexibility and peace of mind.

Download Speeds

Our SoGEA broadband services offer download speeds of up to 80Mbps, backed with our stringent Service Level Agreements.

UK Support Team

Our UK-based support technicians and out of hours support team are available to help you with any broadband connectivity needs.

How can we help you?

Below you will find the answers to the questions we get asked most frequently about. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for please contact us.

Questions about SoGEA Broadband

What router works with a SoGEA business broadband connection?

We offer hassle-free, preconfigured routers using zero-touch provisioning. Depending on your router requirements are the sales department will be able to recommend the best one to suit your requirements.

Voice Services and Keeping My Number?

SOGEA is a data-only, broadband service whereby it does NOT include a voice service. Therefore, a separate order must be placed with us for one of our hosted or SIP services, if you wish to keep and port your existing telephone number associated with your phone line.

Care levels that support SoGEA?

Care levels allow you to place the importance on the service ‘fix time’ depending on your needs. At present only the standard care level is available however enhanced/premium options will be available later.   Standard Care is available Mon-Fri (0800-1800), 40 working hours, Regional Public and Bank Holidays. Allowable parked.

What is the SoGEA Infrastructure?

SOGEA uses the same technology as current FTTC product. Fibre technology is used from the local Exchange to the PCP (green street cabinet) and then copper from the PCP to the premises.

What are the lead times for ordering a SoGEA connection?

New SoGEA connection is 5 working days. Migrating a SoGEA connection is 10 working days. Modifying a SoGEA connection is 1 working days.

What speeds can be expected from SoGEA?

Current speeds available to order are; SoGEA 40mb download / 10mb upload / Available to 28 Million SoGEA 55mb download / 10mb upload/ Available to 28 Million SoGEA 80mb download / 20mb upload/ Available to 28 Million SoGFast 160mb download / 30mb upload/ Available to 2 Million SoGFAST 330mb download / 50mb upload/ Available to 2 Million

Is their a data cap or a restriction on IP allocation?

SoGEA connections are fully un-metered unless otherwise advised and are provided with a range of IP options.

Availability of SoGEA?

SoGEA is currently available at over 28 million UK premises.

Upgrading from ADSL Business Broadband to SoGEA?

If you are upgrading from ADSL to SoGEA it will be upgraded with us at zero cost for new and existing customers.

Order process for SoGEA?

With SoGEA you have a simplified ordering process = no single line means no more simultaneous line and broadband orders or dual fault journeys.

Response Time and Support of SoGEA?

With a SoGEA connection you can expect a much more responsive resolution time as you’ve got a single solution with a single business broadband provider.

Commercial comparison of SoGEA?

As SoGEA is combined broadband and business line rental the cost is slightly lower than a traditional business PSTN line with broadband.

Can I still order traditional business broadband before 2025?

All traditional single line and business broadband orders will no longer be able to be ordered from 2023.

Why SoGEA now?

As part of the BT Openreach PSTN & ISDN switch off in 2025 all businesses will be required to have a SoGEA business broadband connection. Therefore, it makes sense to order SoGEA now and avoid the expense later.

Why is SoGEA replacing traditional broadband orders?

Previously you were required to have a single PSTN line to order your business broadband upon. BT Openreach moving forward are delivering Fibre Broadband and G Fast Fibre on a single order. This means there is no need for to have a single business line or order a business line separately.

What are the new SoGEA business broadband products that are replacing traditional broadband?

The Single Order business broadband services which are replacing traditional broadband are: FTTP SOGFAST SOGEA SOTAP

What does SoGEA stand for?

SoGEA stands for Single Order Generic Ethernet Access.

What is the service availability for assured business broadband?

UK IT Networks will provide a target service availability of 99.95% for our core network, so have peace of mind that are Assured connections are highly resilient. The Service Availability relates to the service from the core network to the IP Telephony platforms.

What if I experience an issue with my business broadband?

When faults occur all support calls are dealt with by our UK based support team. Out of hours calls are routed to our out of hours support team which are also UK based. Our customers are allocated a dedicated account manager whom they can route any enquiries through Monday to Friday.

What is it meant by download speed?

Download speed is the rate that information is received over your broadband line. For example, the time it takes to download software from the internet onto your computer is determined by the download speed available.

Is there a minimum term contract?

Yes our minimum term is 12 months but we also offer 24 or 36-month contracts.

What bandwidth does my business need?

Deciding on what bandwidth your business needs is dependent on different factors, such as the number of employees and operations that you carry out (email, online banking, VoIP, downloading and uploading files, remote access, video conferencing, and more). Our fibre FTTC Broadband package is ideal for home workers who require high speeds or small (1-26 users) to medium (26-99 users) businesses. If you’re still not sure which broadband package is right for you please speak to a member of our sales support team 0344 324 8585.

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“Great customer services and account management with a great range of services available for all communications requirements. They grow with your requirements with no restrictions. Simply a great company to deal with.”

“First class from start to finish, I explained my requirements and was given a choice of speeds and services, along with the prices of each. All came through to sign off and installation dates were provided.”

We recently moved our NGN Platform into the control of UK IT Networks, this has been a great move for our company. Not only has this saved us money on our existing setup but will continue to save us money as we move forward with them.

As a busy office products company who takes over 100 telephone orders per day UK IT Networks are a vital supplier. Their pricing is very competitive but much more important to us is the level of customer services that they provide, world-class, fast efficient and friendly.

We have formed strong professional relationships with UK IT Networks and, in an age where call centres prevail, it is refreshing to know who you are talking to and with a company who truly understands your organisation and its particular challenges.

Partnering with UK IT Networks has meant that communications between our sites are now seamless and most importantly, their expert account management team are on hand anytime we need them to help us make the most out of the hosted phone system they have supplied us with.

Since using UK IT Networks we have seen a huge difference in the levels of efficiency within our internal operations causing us to see a higher level of performance all round. We are incredibly pleased with the service we get and I would definitely recommend them.

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