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The CI’s fastest network just got 30% quicker

Customers accessing JT’s 4G mobile network in the Channel Islands using the latest mobile handsets are now experiencing faster download speeds, thanks to a software upgrade JT has recently undertaken.

JT’s 4G network was recently independently proven by almost 600 Islanders to be the fastest and with the scheduled upgrade it further improves the customer experience.

In technical terms, the upgrade means that users of the most popular and high-spec handsets, like the iPhone 6S and the Samsung Galaxy S7, are now able to enjoy an even quicker mobile experience typically up to 30% faster than before. For example, on the Samsung Galaxy S7 speeds of up to 300Mb/s are now achievable, representing a new maximum speed that is better than double that of the other providers in the Channel Islands.

Thierry Berthouloux, JT’s Chief Technology and Information Officer, said: “When it comes to mobile connectivity, speed is vital and we’re delighted to bring more good news to our mobile customers, enabling them to experience even faster download speeds using their mobile devices. The Channel Islands have one of the highest penetrations of smartphones in the developed world, and so providing customers with improvements to our network wherever we see an opportunity is something we will continue to do through investment and staying ahead of the latest technology.

“This latest upgrade will be especially useful for anyone who relies on their mobile to do business on the go, keeping them connected at the best possible speeds wherever they are.  It will also be great news for festival-goers at JT sponsored Jersey Live in September, allowing music lovers to download/stream and do more than ever on their mobiles. We were the first network to complete this in the Channel Islands and it is part of our on-going work and investment in our network alongside our partner, ZTE, ensuring our customers have access to the very best network we can provide.”

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Issued by Pauline Ramskill at Direct Input, telephone 01534 735253 or email pauline@directinput.je

Notes to Editor

  • The 30% faster speeds are achievable when using JT’s 4G network and a category 6 (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 6S) or category 9 (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S7) handset.
  • The previous maximum speed achieved on the JT 4G network was 225Mb/s. Since the upgrade customers could potentially get up to 300Mb/s.
  • The upgrade has made improvement to the speeds for the Carrier Aggregation feature which allows handsets to use more than one frequency band at a time (JT has three bands: 800, 1800 & 2600). Category 6 phones can join two bands together and category 9 phones can join three bands.

 

 

 

 



AUTISM CENTRE RECEIVES BOOST FROM GOLF DAY

The annual Autism Jersey golf day, sponsored by JT, took place on Friday 12th August at La Moye Golf Club raising £15,000 for the charity.

Good weather and yet another excellent turn-out ensured the success of the day, which involved 22 teams enjoying a round of 18 holes followed by lunch in the Clubhouse. A raffle and auction, including a golf flag signed by 2016 Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke, boosted the funds raised which will go directly towards the development of a purpose-built Autism Centre in Jersey.

The winning team was Elian with an outstanding score of 104, followed by Quilter Cheviot with 92 and Ashburton with 89. Meanwhile, individual prizes went to Derren Glover of JT for the men’s longest drive; to Alexa Saunders of Carey Olsen for the women’s longest drive; and to Martin Smith of Dandara for the nearest the pin.

During the lunch the chairman of Autism Jersey, Nick Winsor, told guests that Autism Jersey is on a mission – to ensure that anyone who is on the autism spectrum can get the care and support that they need on the Island. He spoke more about plans for a purpose-built centre for autism in Jersey. A site in Trinity has been identified, and plans drawn up, he said.
Thanking JT for their support of the annual Golf Day, he said: ‘Money raised today will go directly to that centre.’ He also expressed his thanks to Autism Jersey’s Patron, Lieutenant-Governor General Sir John McColl who, he said, had been ‘incredibly supportive’ of the charity.

Sir John who had taken part in the golf day added: ‘The Charity’s progress has been absolutely remarkable and it has made such a difference to families that need support.’

JT’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Daragh McDermott, said: “Autism Jersey is a charity which offers invaluable support to islanders affected by autism and their families, and we are as ever very pleased to support them in their fundraising efforts by sponsoring and taking part in this phenomenally popular annual golf day at La Moye Golf Club. Not only was the weather on our side but there was some great golf demonstrated by the participants, thanks must go to each team for their support once again and congratulations to all the winners.”

Autism Jersey aims to raise at least £1.5 million for the centre in a joint effort with the States of Jersey.

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Issued by Pauline Ramskill, Direct Input, telephone 01534 735253 or email Pauline@directinput.je

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GEARING UP FOR JERSEY LIVE WITH JT MUSIC MOMENTS

The streets of Jersey are being brought to life this August with the sounds of some of the Island’s best young music talent, thanks to JT’s Music Moments FREE ‘pop-up’ mini-gigs.

Organised by the long-term headline sponsor of Jersey Live, JT, passers-by are being treated to impromptu live performances from some of Jersey’s most talented home-grown local musicians, bands and singers at different spots all around the Island, with more mini-gigs planned for the pavements of St Helier and St Aubin throughout August.

Three of the recent JT Music Moments performers said:

Kacey Hacquoil (Kacey’s Music Moment)
“I think it’s great that JT are getting out and about and giving the youngsters a chance to play in public. It really helps our confidence as performers and it is good fun.”

David Keenan (David’s Music Moment)
“The JT Summer of Music is a great campaign to showcase a range of local performers to the public and I’m sure a nice touch for passers by to enjoy some home grown talent… Looking forward to Jersey Live now!”

Gavin Tate (The GaaGaas) (Gavin’s Music Moment)
“Thanks for getting me involved with the JT Summer of Music campaign for Jersey Live, it’s always a pleasure to play and support the local scene whenever I’m in town!”

Tamara O’Brien, Head of Marketing at JT explained what it’s all about:

“We’ve been really surprised by just how the public have got behind the JT Music Moments idea.  It started as a way for us to help provide opportunities for some of Jersey’s brilliant local youngsters to perform their music to live audiences in unusual locations. So far, of the 15 pop-up gigs, we’ve seen a staggering 676 likes from the videos and 15,882 views showing just how popular these young artists are. We’re running the free gigs right up until Jersey Live and are also pleased to offer opportunities for more younger people to attend Jersey Live with our new ‘kids-go-free’ customer promotions launched today.

“Music Moments is a way to celebrate the high standard and wide variety of music talent that exists in our Island and as part of our JT Summer of Music programme it offers young people the chance to get up on stage in front of audiences to gain exposure and experience. As we build up to the ultimate event of our programme of music sponsorship for 2016, Jersey Live in September, we hope the remaining performances inspire others to keep on pursuing their music ambitions, and join us in celebrating all that Jersey’s music scene has to offer.”

Look out for the next JT Music Moments

  • Wednesday 17th August – Josh Hearman at Weighbridge Place at 5pm
  • Friday 19th August – Kacey Hacquoil at St Aubin’s Parish Hall 1.30pm
  • Saturday 20th August – David Keenan King Street (outside BHS) 1pm
  • Monday 22nd August – Chaz Chapman in The Royal Square at 1pm
  • Wednesday 24th August – Craig Smith / One Poet outside JT in Queen Street 1.30pm
  • Friday 26th August – Owen Wilson at Liberation Station at 9am

Each Music Moment is posted to the JTSocial Facebook and JT is encouraging people watching them to post their own clips of the performances for a chance to win a prize from JT worth £1,000 and help these singers raise their profile.  JT has been the headline sponsor of Jersey Live for 11 years and the JT Stage has always provided a stage for local bands and talent to perform alongside seasoned professionals and visiting bands.

JT’s Jersey Live customer FREE TICKET offers now include:

–          Kids go FREE – up to 2 kids go free with every FREE WEEKEND ticket deal during August with selected Smartphones on a JT Pay Monthly mobile or JT One plan; or JT Fibre broadband plans

–          FREE WEEKEND ticket for all Pay as you go customers when they top-up £99 in-store at JT.

–          Refer-a-friend offer for anyone who has taken a JT FREE ticket to also get free food and drink vouchers to the value of £24 at Jersey Live when they refer a friend to JT’s FREE ticket deals.

More details are available here: www.jtglobal.com/JerseyLive

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Issued by Pauline Ramskill, Direct Input, telephone 01534 735253 or email Pauline@directinput.je

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JT’s Data Centres and Cloud Service reach Information Security Management Standard

JT has announced that its Data Centre facilities and Cloud Service have achieved the internationally recognised Information Security Management certification, ISO/IEC 27001.

To attain this important certification JT was required to demonstrate that its Data Centres and Cloud Service align with best practice around an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS). Adhering to the set of controls outlined by ISO/IEC 27001, means JT has examined the risks around information security and put in place policies and procedures to manage those risks to protect its information assets and those of its customers.

As the Channel Islands’ leading provider of Data Centre facilities, JT already meets the highest level of recognised industry standards including certification from Service Organisation Controls (SOC 2 and 3) and achieving the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). In addition, in 2015 JT’s award-winning Cloud Platform became the first of its kind to gain regulatory approval from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission to host global eGaming customers and was recently received the Best Go-to-Market Cloud Strategy Awards in the inaugural Telco Cloud Forum Awards.

Managing Director of JT’s Global Enterprise Division, Paul D Taylor, said: “Achieving another major level of accreditation is a further demonstration of the level of quality of our market-leading Channel Island’s hosting facilities.  ISO/IEC 27001 is a highly regarded and much sought after certification and adding this to our portfolio of quality endorsements is testament to the hard work of our teams that have played part in ensuring that as a company we adhere to the most stringent controls. I’m very proud of the joint commitment shown by our teams to delivering the very best service levels across the JT Group.

“Achieving ISO/IEC 27001 further underpins our commitment to ensuring our hosting and Cloud service is as broadly accredited and secure as any in the Channel Islands. Hosting is a fiercely competitive sector and our global customers expect the highest level of commitment to compliance and governance, so it’s important to differentiate the service we offer by continuing to secure industry standards like this.  Importantly, achieving this certification on top of our existing accreditations bolsters our profile among a wider global audience and differentiates JT as a secure, trusted partner.”

David Cartwright, JT’s Group Security Officer, said: “The award of ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation shows our customers, both current and prospective, that security is absolutely fundamental to the day-to-day operation of the services we offer. Although we already had huge confidence in the quality of our operations, this certification provides further authoritative independent confirmation and surety to our customers”.

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For further information, please contact Pauline Ramskill at Direct Input, telephone +44 1534 735253 or email pauline@directinput.je

Notes to editors

  • JT’s Data Centres are located in Jersey at Five Oaks and Rue Des Pres, and in Guernsey at First Tower Lane.
  • To find out more about hosting your data with JT please visit www.jtglobal.com/business