The switch off of the traditional copper network affects more than voice.
Although the PSTN and ISDN were initially built to support voice services, they also provide the underlying technology that supports ADSL and FTTC broadband solutions.
As a result, providers have created new solutions to replace traditional products. Providing alternative technologies that are faster, more reliable and future-proof.
SOGEA: Data-only connection
Single Order Generic Ethernet Access, or SOGEA as it is more commonly known, is a data-only broadband solution provisioned on a single order.
This means it doesn’t rely on a phone line like traditional broadband solutions. Resulting in a single access charge rather than line rental + broadband.
Those users who do require a voice solution will need an Over The Top (OTT) service, such as VoIP. It uses a fibre connection from the exchange to the street side cabinet. Along with a newly adapted copper line from the cabinet to the premises.
SOGEA offers download speeds of up to 80Mbps and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps.
SOGEA is the most widely available Single Order broadband solution reaching over 28.5 million premises in May 2021.
FTTP: Ultrafast full fibre
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is a full fibre solution. It uses fibre optic cables, instead of copper lines, all the way from the exchange through to the end user premises.
FTTP can offer speeds of up to 1Gbps and is the ultimate future-proof broadband solution. Now available to 6 million premises in the UK.
Providers are currently working hard to expand their coverage. With Openreach pledging to reach 25 million premises by 2026.
Like SOGEA, FTTP is a Single Order broadband product. Meaning there is no line rental required and the broadband connection supports the optional OTT voice solution.
VoIP: Data-based Voice Solution
Voice over IP, Hosted Voice and IP Telephony are just some of the terms used to refer to a voice solution that is supported by a data connection.
VoIP works by taking analogue voice signals, converting them into digital signals, and sending them as data over a means of internet access. This means that, combined with a reliable broadband connection and a compatible handset or softphone, you can enable VoIP at just the push of a few buttons.
IP telephony solutions require little to no hardware as they’re able to work via softphone applications. That means no expensive desk phones or lengthy contracts for handsets.
With both desktop and mobile apps available for all good hosted voice products, users can take control of their voice calls anywhere, any time.
Business VoIPp Solutions – PoE Switches, Routers and UPS
The benefit of using PoE switches is providing power to connected devices and remote management. This means that no external power supplies are required as phones and wireless access points can draw their power directly from the switch. The remote management eliminates the need for costly and time consuming site visits. Our routers provide Voice Quality of Service to ensure reliable calls and High Definition voice quality.
A quality Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) can protect against lightning strikes and ensure a proper power down in the event of the mains being switched off.
Business VoIP Solutions – Remote Management
Every piece of equipment Peterborough Telecom Company installs can be managed remotely. This allows us to fulfil our ongoing obligations to service your business quickly and simply. Remote management can prevent the majority of costly and time consuming site visits and issues can be resolved with minimal delay.