JT nominated for telecoms ‘Oscar’

JT has been shortlisted for a World Communications Award – the ‘Oscars’ of the telecommunications industry.

Global giants such as BT, AT&T, Vodafone and Telstra have also been nominated for various awards. JT has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Connectivity Solution’ category.

The World Communication Awards is the largest awards ceremony in global telecoms. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London in November.

JT has been shortlisted for its ground-breaking Open Roaming M2M solution. This is a managed IoT* network service which enables machines to communicate with each other via a mobile SIM card. The JT service is currently powering over a million devices worldwide, from payment systems in Africa to taxi and private hire firms in the UK.

JT is also in the process of integrating alternative connectivity services into its platform including the Channel Island’s first LoRa** network, which is due to launch by the end of this year.

‘Open Roaming’ means that data can travel via any mobile network. Information, therefore, can travel down a multitude of routes and bypass any points of failure should they occur. It also means that data isn’t ‘steered’ down a particular operator’s network, which can lead to device and connectivity problems.

In some cases, JT’s Open Roaming M2M solution is literally having a life-changing impact. Last year, JT won a contract to supply SIM cards connecting heart rate monitors in patients to special monitoring equipment for a company in Canada, providing a real-time information feed which has the potential to save lives. 34,000 patients have been connected so far.

This one example shows how JT’s M2M Open Roaming solution enables a business to connect with its customers who are spread across an entire country, and deliver reassurance to patients that their health is monitored 24 hours a day.

Tom Noel, Managing Director of JT’s Wholesale Division, said: “It is a great honour just to be shortlisted in the industry’s most prestigious awards and it is another example of JT being a market-leading partner of choice for global telecoms innovation. The Machine to Machine space is moving very quickly and JT is at the forefront of delivering these services to a worldwide customer base.”

The World Communications Awards will be held at Supernova on the Embankment on 29 November.

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Notes to Editors

For further information, please contact Direct Input, telephone 01534 735253 or email julien@directinput.je

* Internet of Things: a network of devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are able to connect with each other to collect and exchange data automatically.

** LoRa (LongRange): an advanced technology which allows ten-year battery life in a vast array of sensors for use in agriculture, smart buildings, smart cities and manufacturing. All of these provide cost savings and new efficiencies.



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A full week of events in the CI for National Coding Week

The third annual National Coding Week, organised by Codex and sponsored by JT, will this year involve hundreds of events across the UK, Australia and the Channel Islands.

Highlights of the Channel Islands event programme include the return of FREE coding workshops including coding for the unemployed, in addition to careers advice sessions, Google Analytics workshops, craft and digital design workshops and even a three-day Robot Challenge culminating in the first Digital ACE Robo-wars.

Taking place from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd September, the objective of National Coding Week is to encourage people to try their hand at digital skills from learning the basics of coding and app development, to digital design and online marketing.

The workshops are all free to attend and offered on a first come first served basis with registration online at: www.nationalcodingweek.com

National Coding Week organiser, Richard Rolfe said: “All we ask is for attendees to bring a willingness to learn and keep an open mind and they will reap the benefits that these fantastic events can offer. National Coding Week has grown across the UK with hundreds of events and we are absolutely delighted to see so many new people and organisations involved locally in helping us to develop digital skills among the wider population. These events are designed to be inclusive and are pitched at all levels. The Robot Challenge in Guernsey promises to bring a completely new flavor to the week’s line-up and I’d like to thank everyone involved for creating a week of exciting events.”

Tamara O’Brien, Head of Marketing, Brand and Distribution, of sponsor JT said: “National Coding Week 2016 looks set to offer something for every age and ability and for some Islanders we hope it will provide a first point of entry into a digital career. That’s just one of the reasons we offer our support to the team to help make the digital sector accessible for people of all ages and levels of experience. It’s great to see National Coding Week kicking off again with workshops hosted by Richard Rolfe, on the 15th and 16th September in both Jersey and Guernsey for what looks set to be the biggest and best National Coding Week.”

All workshops are delivered in-kind by industry professionals from the Islands’ leading digital businesses including Switch Digital, C5 Alliance, Codex, Cobra Coding, The Potting Shed , Web Reality and JT.

Events are at a number of venues across the islands supported by JT, Digital Jersey, Digital Greenhouse Guernsey, Barclays, The British Computing Society, The Guille Alles Library, The GTA and College of Further Education, States of Guernsey and the States of Jersey.

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For further information please contact Direct Input, telephone 01534 735253 or email pauline@directinput.je

Notes to editors
JT Guernsey Workshop will take place on the 15th September 6, 2016, at JT’s High Street Office.
JT Jersey Workshop will take plece on the 16th September, 2016, at JT’s Grenville Street Office.

National Coding Week, the week-long event offering adults an insight into digital industries, is set to return for the third time in 2016. With events planned up and down the country, National Coding Week will give adults an opportunity to learn how to write computer code, and potentially open the door to a new career.

National Coding Week will take place from September 19th – 23rd

For more information go to www.nationalcodingweek.com

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THE TECH POWERING A WEEKEND OF UNFORGETTABLE LIVE MUSIC

As the Island reflects on another successful Jersey Live weekend, including unforgettable performances from Richard Ashcroft, Madness and Disclosure; headline sponsor JT reveals the technology statistics behind the CI’s biggest music event.

  On JT’s mobile network:

  • 45,418 voice calls made from the venue
  • 169 GB of 4G data used over the weekend – equivalent to uploading 114,937 photos to Facebook, 68,962 minutes of browsing the internet or 86,203 minutes of streaming music.

On JT’s FREE Wi-Fi provided across the site:

  • 27 Wi-Fi spots & over 700M of fibre installed
  • 3,087 unique devices connected, with 867 GB of data transferred – equivalent for example to downloading 1156 CD’s

Social media: Snapchat was the No.1 social media platform used by 917 different people.

Tamara O’Brien, Head of Marketing for JT, said: “These stats tell the real story behind Jersey Live where thousands of people gathered in one place, for the CI’s biggest music event and turned to social media to share their experiences in real-time and get the most from the technology we provided. There are big numbers here and we’re proud to have supported the demand for so much data over the weekend.

“The mobile data used on Saturday alone was the equivalent of 53,000 MP3 files, showing just how much festival-goers enjoyed sharing their photos and videos on their social channels using our fastest 4G network.  Many of them also took advantage of our recent network upgrade providing up to 30% faster 4G speeds on the latest handsets.  Interestingly Snapchat has now overtaken other platforms allowing people to share videos and images instantly, which will continue to drive demand for seamless data services like those we provided this weekend.  Once again Jersey Live attracted record numbers and it was great to ensure everyone could stay connected throughout, as well as our role in supporting the local music talent which got a chance to play through the Battle of the Bands competition we supported.”

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For further information, please contact Pauline Ramskill at Direct Input, telephone 01534 735253 or email pauline@directinput.je

Notes to editors

Stats comparisons taken from: https://www.whistleout.com.au/MobilePhones/Guides/Mobile-broadband-usage-guide