At an exclusive Business Breakfast briefing held in Jersey, JT has today launched and showcased the first ‘4G’ network across the Channel Islands, thanks to a further £500,000 investment as a part of their ongoing mobile network enhancement programme. This upgrade of JT’s network during the first quarter of 2012 is a part of their ongoing commitment to provide the best possible service for JT customers. The ultimate goal being to offer the Channel Islands strongest network based on a combination of providing the best coverage, highest quality and fastest data speeds.
These super-fast mobile data speeds will therefore now be available in a number of key urban areas across Jersey and Guernsey from today, including some of the busiest parts of St. Helier and St. Peter Port. This launch has firmly reinforced JT’s position as the leading operator with the fastest mobile data network in the Channel Islands.
JT’s Chief Operations and Technology Officer Dave Newboldcommented “We are committed to delivering the best coverage, highest quality and fastest mobile speeds possible. Having previously raised the bar with landmark speeds of 3.6Mb, 7.2Mb and then 14.4Mb just last year, this latest enhancement of our network with the 42.2Mb enables us to be able to offer our customers’ world class speeds that will allow them to browse the web, stream content or download a film at the fastest speeds currently available.”
The stimulus for supporting JT’s strategic network enhancement programmes has been reinforced by the exponential increase of data consumption seen during 2011 which is only expected to continue. This increase is being driven predominantly through the increased usage of data hungry devices, such as tablet devices like the iPad, as well as Smartphones. In order to keep up with this growing demand JT have further invested to ensure they continue to meet their customers’ growing demands.
“Launching this network upgrade and fastest ever speed means we’re now currently the only operator with the speed and capacity to be able to support and optimise the benefits and full functionality of devices such as the newly released iPad.Our customers will be the only ones who are able take advantage ofthese types of new and innovative technologies that are being released in the market place today,” added Mr Newbold.
There are distinct benefits of a 4G network for business users too; being able to access a faster data network enables even more efficient working on the go, more convenient remote office access and even more reliable video conferencing. All this provides much greater freedom for any user on the move and the ability to stay in touch with colleagues wherever you are.
Research conducted by leading telecoms independent consulting firm, Omnitele Ltd last year, revealed that JT’s mobile network already offered speeds which were over twice as fast as its competitors. With 42Mb now available in the Channel Islands, JT has further widened this gap by offering data speeds that are significantly faster than its nearest rival, and what’s more, which are among the fastest in the world. JT’s ongoing optimisation programme strongly demonstrates their commitment and vision to fast becoming the partner of choice for global telecoms innovation.