SoGEA stands for Single Order Generic Ethernet Access.
SoGEA is a dedicated internet line that delivers a broadband connection to business and residential premises, but doesn’t use a traditional PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) phone line like traditional Broadband services (ADSL and FTTC for example).
SoGEA has been created because there is less demand for traditional phone line services within businesses and homes. Many businesses are choosing to implement VoIP or IP phone solutions that only need a broadband connection to make calls.
BT Openreach have also announced that they will terminate traditional ISDN and PSTN phone lines by 2025. BT exchanges are now closed to new PSTN orders as part of the migration to an all IP future communications network. This means traditional phone lines will be replaced by fast fibre connections. Businesses and homes will no longer require a phone line to carry broadband.