JT powering Super League Triathlon

JT is the official Technology Partner for a world-class triathlon event being held in Jersey next month. 50 of the world’s leading male and female triathletes, including 25 olympians from around the world, will compete in Jersey, British Isles, for the Super League Triathlon crown on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September.

The line-up will include the UK’s Jonny Brownlee, Mario Mola Diaz from Spain, South Africa’s Richard Murray, three-time Olympian Flora Duffy from Bermuda, and Jersey’s own Dan Halksworth.

The two days of intense competition will be televised and streamed around the globe. JT is providing technical support, mobile communications and super-fast internet access to the broadcast team and race organisers. JT has pedigree in this area: two years ago, the company was Technology Partner to the successful 2015 Island Games in Jersey, providing the technology to make the Games the most connected in its history.

Graeme Millar, Chief Executive Officer of JT, said: “A world-class event needs world class infrastructure, which JT is well placed to provide. Because of our investment in our mobile and fibre networks, a significant sporting roadshow like the Super League Triathlon can arrive in the Island and broadcast to millions of people with relative ease.

“The St Helier Waterfront is a perfect backdrop for this weekend of intense competition and I’m sure the whole Island will get behind it. I’m pleased that JT can play its part in showcasing Jersey to the world.”

Super League Triathlon founder Micheal D’Hulst said: “One of the reasons why Jersey is a perfect venue for this action-packed event is not only because of its striking beauty but also because of its fantastic infrastructure. From an outsider’s perspective, it’s incredible to think that such a small island can have mobile and broadband networks that put much larger jursdictions to shame. JT’s can-do attitude has been invaluable and has given us huge confidence in the Island. We’re already planning on coming back.”

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Issued by Julien Morel at Direct Input. Telephone 01534 735253 or email
julien@directinput.je for more information.

Notes to Editors
Super League Triathlon aims to bring mainstream attention to triathlon and move the sport into the ‘big league’ of sport entertainment. Athletes compete in a series of rounds which incorporate the three disciplines of triathlon over short ‘super-sprint’ distances.



Autism Centre moves a step closer thanks to successful golf day

The annual Autism Jersey golf day, sponsored by JT, took place on Friday 11 August at La Moye Golf Club raising over £20,000 for the charity.

A dry day 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 which, due to refurbishment of the clubhouse at La Moye, was served in the nearby Les Creux Bowls Club. A raffle and auction, including a golf flag signed by Henrik Stenson, winner of the 145th Open Championship, boosted the funds raised which will go directly towards the development of a purpose-built Autism Centre in Jersey.

The winning team was Kedge Capital with an outstanding score of 94, followed by Continuum with 91 and Estera with 89. Meanwhile, individual prizes went to Dan Burchell of CPA Global for the men’s longest drive; to Brona Lambert of Moore Stephens for the women’s longest drive; and to Steve Morgan of Quilter Cheviot for nearest the pin.

Nick Winsor, the Chairman of Autism Jersey, said: “Once again the Autism Jersey Charity Golf Day was a great success and I was delighted that our patron, the Lieutenant Governor Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, could join us. The important work of Autism Jersey would not be possible without the generous support of local businesses. I would like to make a special mention of the sponsor for the day, JT.”

Daragh McDermott, Director for Corporate Affairs at JT 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 did it stay dry 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. It is envisaged that the centre will be operational in 2019.

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NOTES TO EDITORS
Issued by Julien Morel at Direct Input. Telephone 01534 735253 or email julien@directinput.je for more information.



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‘Roaming’ doubles this summer following cost reductions

JT has seen a 100% increase in customers’ data usage while abroad since reducing roaming rates by 95% at the start of the summer.

JT was the first local telecommunications provider to introduce significant roaming reductions, already meaning customers are enjoying savings of up to 85% when compared to other local providers: plus with a roaming ‘bolt-on’ JT customers can now roam for as little as 10p per MB in the UK and France.

On average customers have already doubled their communications activity while roaming making 20 minutes of outbound calls, sending 33 texts and now using 145 MB of data – equivalent to streaming close to 5 hours of music on Spotify.

Now also with the introduction of 4G roaming only from JT, JT is the first to offer the most flexible and cost effective all round roaming offer with super-fast connectivity. For customers travelling to the UK and Europe, downloading maps, accessing emails or sending large attachments and uploading holiday snaps, it is as quick and easy as it is at home.

Dominic Vye, JT’s Head of Commercial Development, said: “It is excellent to see islanders taking full advantage of reduced roaming rates while on holiday this summer. We specifically launched our reduced rates before the summer holidays started so families, travellers and holidaymakers could take full advantage of the reduced charges this summer. We still encourage all our customers to roam responsibly while abroad and to ask in store if they have any questions.”

As the Channel Islands are not part of Europe, local operators are still charged to connect their customers by the international telecoms companies.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

  • JT introduced the option for customers to cap their data roaming so they can limit their usage to no more than £50 worth of data. JT also has other ways to control spending, including:
  • JT’s FREE Apps, which let customers monitor their usage in near real time.
  • Adding a Roaming bolt-on to their account for just £5 per month will further reduce data charges to as little as 10p per MB in the UK and France.
  • Using Wi-Fi whenever possible is another way to control costs.
  • Plus JT Fibre customers can access over 20 million FREE JT Fon Wi-Fi hotspots around the world.

Issued by Hannah Reed at Direct Input. Telephone 01534 735253 or email hannah@directinput.je for more information.