FTTP, FTTC, FTTPz and SoGEA Internet Connectivity


Internet Connectivity

All businesses, big and small, are becoming more reliant on a fast reliable connection to the rest of the world via the internet. FTTP, FTTC or SoGEA Internet Connectivity is the current Best for Business solution. Whether you use Microsoft 365 for your email, a hosted solution for your phone calls, or backup your documents with a cloud-based solution:  internet connectivity comes in many different forms.

That’s where Computer Network Services Ltd can help.  Our mission is to find the correct internet solutions for your business, based on your exact requirements.

However to most people the various internet products available are no more than a list of acronyms, such as FTTC, FTTP, FTTPz or SoGEA.  To those outside the telecoms and IT world, the terms mean very little.

Before we make suggestions for which product you need, we will ask you lots of questions, for example:

FTTP, FTTC, FTTPz and SOGEA Internet Connectivity?

Questions to apply to your business

  • Do you need a service level agreement?

In essence, a service level agreement means you get a guaranteed fix time or your money back.

With more and more businesses turning to Cloud Telephone Systems reliability and performance is key. Installing good quality and fast Internet services reduces the risk of poor quality and chopped voice calls.

  • Do you use services like Microsoft 365 or hosted applications such as One Drive or DropBox?
  • How many people do you need internet access for?
  • How much of your business relies on the internet?

These are just some of the factors that make choosing the correct internet connection vital to your business.

That’s why have dedicated pages to give you more information about the various products available.

Of course, if you don’t have the time (or inclination) to learn about acronyms such as FTTP, FTTC, FTTPz or SOGEA and would rather we simply devised the right solution for you, please call us.  One of our friendly team will take the time to get to know what your business needs are.  We’ll then provide you with our recommend solution: jargon free!

So what are the differences in FTTP, FTTC, FTTPz and SOGEA Internet Connectivity?

SoGEA stands for Single Order Generic Ethernet Access. It is a new broadband technology that allows customers to order broadband without the need for a phone line. This makes it a more cost-effective and convenient option for many customers, especially those who do not need a phone line.

SoGEA works by using a standard Ethernet connection to deliver broadband to the customer’s premises. This means that there is no need to install a traditional phone line, which can save customers time and money.

SoGEA is available to around 28 million premises in the UK. It is expected to become more widely available in the coming years.

Here are some of the benefits of SoGEA:

  • More cost-effective: SoGEA does not require the installation of a phone line, which can save customers money.
  • More convenient: SoGEA can be installed more quickly and easily than traditional broadband.
  • More reliable: SoGEA is less likely to be affected by weather conditions than traditional broadband.

If you are looking for a more cost-effective, convenient, and reliable broadband solution, then SoGEA may be the right choice for you.

Available in your area?

FTTP FTTC SOGEA Internet Connectivity

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is the entry-level fibre product for ‘business broadband’ but to be able to access it the exchange, and your cabinet (the green box), both need to have been upgraded.

FTTC is a great product for a business that just needs faster speeds, with download speeds of 80mbps and upload speeds of 20mbps achievable.

Where FTTP cannot be installed by 2025, FTTC will generally be replaced by SOGEA.

Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) is a great solution for businesses who need fast internet speeds and a service level agreement, but their budget cannot stretch to a leased line.
The service is delivered using Fibre to the Premises removing the issues experienced with copper cabling as a Leased Line would.

With speeds up to 300Mbps download it is a recommended solution for small and medium businesses.

At a low cost it is the perfect failover for Leased Line installations.

A perfect partner with Cloud Telephony.

Where FTTP cannot be installed by 2025, FTTC will generally be replaced by SOGEA.

FTTPz is a new type of fibre optic broadband that is still under development. It promises to offer even faster speeds and greater reliability than traditional FTTP.

FTTPz is still in the early stages of development, but it has the potential to revolutionize the way we use broadband. If FTTPz is successful, it could eventually replace traditional FTTP as the standard for fibre optic broadband.

Here are some of the potential benefits of FTTPz:

  • Faster speeds: FTTPz is expected to offer speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps), which is significantly faster than traditional FTTP. This would allow users to download large files in seconds and stream high-definition video without buffering.
  • Greater reliability: FTTPz is expected to be more reliable than traditional FTTP, thanks to its smaller and more flexible cables and its more efficient optical networking technology. This would mean that users would be less likely to experience outages or slowdowns.
  • Wider availability: FTTPz is expected to be more widely available than traditional FTTP, thanks to its smaller and more flexible cables. This would mean that more people would have access to high-speed broadband.

Overall, FTTPz has the potential to revolutionize the way we use broadband. It offers the promise of faster speeds, greater reliability, and wider availability. However, it is important to be aware that FTTPz is still in the early stages of development.

SoGEA stands for Single order Generic Ethernet Access and is the product name that Openreach use when selling this service to Customers.

The starting product from Openreach for SoGEA will be 40 Download and 10 Upload.

It is similar to FTTC but, when a customer moves to this service, they agree use the Internet for their voice calls (VoIP).  The service uses the copper line from the customer’s premises to the green street cabinet and then fibre cable to the telephone exchange. Unlike with FTTC, the copper line from the green street cabinet to the telephone exchange is no longer used with SoGEA.  This means that to make voice calls you will need to connect to your router in the premises either through WiFi or through a voice port in the back of the router.

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