Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

Openreach Extend Phase 2 Trial of SOGEA Standalone FTTC Broadband

Friday, July 14th, 2017 (1:16 pm) - Score 1,636

Openreach has confirmed that their Phase 2 ISP trial of Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA), which allows consumers to buy a standalone “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC / VDSL2) line without the voice (phone) service, is to be extended for a little longer past 17th July 2017.

The trial will now run until 29th September 2017 and during this period ISPs will still be able to benefit from free service rental and connections. No reason is given for the extension, although we are aware that some ISPs wanted more time to test some features. Openreach are also in the process of introducing better engineer training and new tools to tackle problems like “pair stealing“, which we touched on last month (here).

So far there’s no word on whether the extension will impact Openreach’s previous timetable, which envisaged the final pilot phase launching later this year and that would then have run until early March 2018 (commercial launch to follow).

Share with Twitter
Share with Linkedin
Share with Facebook
Share with Reddit
Share with Pinterest
Tags: , ,
By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
Leave a Comment
6 Responses
  1. adslmax Real says:

    But standalone FTTC without any line rental will result prush the price up to cover the line only cost. Will be no difference in my view.

    Current:

    Fibre up to 80/20 with line only £38.98 (market 3 area price)

    Future:

    Fibre up to 80/20 without line only £35.48 (market 3 area price)

    1. adslmax Real says:

      Future:

      Fibre up to 80/20 without line only £19.99 (market 3 area price)- NO CHANCE OF THAT!

    2. CarlT says:

      Broadband services cost money to provide, and with usage going up year on year the cost of delivering them isn’t dropping.

      Obviously no-one forces you to purchase an 80/20 FTTC service. Other options are available.

  2. Adam says:

    Id welcome not having to pay line rental, this would mean they could theoretically push a better speed through the line as you wont have the added SNR for protecting the voice element of the line.

    1. FibreFred says:

      You still pay for line rental, but not the voice service

    2. CarlT says:

      It’s true they could occupy the voice spectrum with data but it’s a tiny, tiny bit of spectrum, and would need removal of filtering face plates.

      They are constrained as far as transmit power goes by the INFP and the need to avoid overwhelming existing ADSL services. To get the most out of the lines all of them would need to be migrated to FTTC, all have voice removed and all run fully vectored. Not really practical in many cabinets.

Comments are closed.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Vodafone £19.50 (*22.50)
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • NOW £20.00 (*32.00)
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £20.00 (*25.00)
    Speed 50Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo Code: BIRTHDAY10
  • Shell Energy £21.99 (*30.99)
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Plusnet £22.00 (*38.20)
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £60 Reward Card
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest Ultrafast ISPs
  • Gigaclear £24.00 (*49.00)
    Speed: 300Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £24.00 (*27.00)
    Speed: 100Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Community Fibre £25.00 (*27.50)
    Speed: 200Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £25.00 (*35.00)
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo Code: BIRTHDAY10
  • Virgin Media £28.00 (*52.00)
    Speed: 108Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (3553)
  2. BT (3021)
  3. Politics (1936)
  4. Building Digital UK (1924)
  5. FTTC (1887)
  6. Openreach (1834)
  7. Business (1690)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1478)
  9. Statistics (1408)
  10. FTTH (1365)
  11. 4G (1276)
  12. Fibre Optic (1172)
  13. Virgin Media (1167)
  14. Wireless Internet (1159)
  15. Ofcom Regulation (1147)
  16. Vodafone (845)
  17. EE (834)
  18. 5G (770)
  19. TalkTalk (769)
  20. Sky Broadband (747)
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact