The Covid-19 pandemic has brought forward years of digital transformation and changed the way companies in all regions and sectors conduct business.

Disparate workforces means that many of these companies understand more than ever, the importance of having strong and reliable connectivity, and how vital this is to a business’s success.

With the ISDN shutdown of 2025 looming ever closer, businesses are now looking to move their traditional phone lines over to IP based connectivity to future proof their organisations.

SoGEA & FTTP deliver this next generation connectivity to businesses all over the UK, enabling you and your customers to stay connected, whilst developing new products and services.

Introducing FTTP (Fibre to the Premises)

One of the key components to this connectivity revolution is FTTP. This is the latest superfast broadband technology, providing over 1,000 times more bandwidth than traditional copper. It is also much less susceptible to various environmental factors than copper and provides extremely reliable data transmission in comparison.

It’s delivered over fibre between the customer premises and the exchange and a huge benefit of FTTP is that you will no longer need an analogue line, future proofing your journey to IP based connectivity.

Its currently available to around 4.5 million premises in the UK but this is due to rise to 20 million by 2025.

SoGEA (Single order Generic Ethernet Access)

Another key element when businesses look to transition to an IP-based service and a next-generation integrated experience is SoGEA.

SoGEA is a new type of connectivity access – delivering an FTTC circuit accompanied by a single, geographic telephone number, without the need for ordering a separate analogue line.

With less demand for traditional phone line services, many businesses are choosing to implement VoIP or IP phone solutions that only require a broadband connection to make calls. The ISDN switch off in 2025 has accelerated businesses desire to implement a full fibre, single order broadband solution such as SoGEA.

SoGEA broadband has many benefits compared to traditional broadband and is becoming a popular choice for businesses who want to future–proof their connection.

The Clock is Ticking

The ISDN switch off of 2025 may seem like an age away, but as with the deadline to get your tax returns in, it will be here before you know it!

Wherever you are on the journey to cloud-based telephony, there are great advantages when switching from ISDN to a hosted VoIP or SIP solution.

You’ll be able to unlock IP based technologies that will help your team use your communication system remotely and flexibly, with access to your data and network whenever and wherever they need it.

Throw in enhanced call routing, recording, monitoring, tracking and all the cost savings that come when switching to an IP solution and this will be a project that pays for itself in the long run.

Here at Intercity Technology, we're experts in communications and telephony services. We're perfectly positioned to help you manage all aspects of your migration from ISDN wherever you are on your journey.

We can also run a free telephony audit to help your transition, giving you the options that fit in with your timescales of change.  To find out more, please click here.

FTTP and SOGEA are two great connectivity products and an ideal starting place for this transition, giving you an affordable fibre solution that can help you realise the benefits of IP based communication.

Put us to the test. Whether you just want to save money on your current fixed lines or are ready to take that leap to cloud communications, we’re here to give you advice, costings, and installation details.