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GEA for your business

GEA from Southern Communications is used to describe BT’s version of EoFTTC (Ethernet Over Fibre To the Cabinet) and provides a dedicated and uncontended Ethernet based service with guaranteed synchronus upload and download speeds of up to 20Mbps, minimal installation costs and lead times.

Generic Ethernet Access is distant reliant, although only from the local fibre cabinet and is an ideal choice for businesses that rely on a permanent, secure connection for VoIP, uploading large files and streaming.


Line speed - 20Mbps. Delivery - copper and fibre. Guarantee - SLA


GEA uses the existing copper infrastructure between the customer’s premises and the cabinet and then fibre from the cabinet to the exchange. However, unlike FTTC their traffic then passes onto an Ethernet network rather than the standard broadband network to provide faster speeds and greater reliability.

GEA flow diagramGEA is the ideal alternative where other EoFTTC or EFM are not available and provides a cost-effective alternative to Ethernet leased lines



For complete peace of mind, GEA is supported by a comprehensive SLAs, a choice of back up connectivity options and provides a guaranteed 8 business hour return to service in the event of a circuit failure.

Southern Communications are committed to providing the best connectivity for your business. Our consultants will discuss the needs of your business and the services available in your area and make recommendations to provide you with cost effective, future proof connections.

Fibre Broadband

Connect faster with FTTC and FTTP connections.



Secure, high bandwidth connectivity with built in SLAs.


SIP Trunks

Cost effective, flexible and resilient voice connections.