JT Cisco accreditation

JT extends its accreditation with global tech giant Cisco

JT’s Business teams across the Channel Islands and London have boosted their already strong relationship with world technology giant Cisco by achieving a further premier accreditation; ‘Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialisation’ reflecting their growing depth of skills and knowledge.

This makes JT the first Channel Island-based provider to have gained two full Cisco architectures enabling JT to expand the range of Cisco products within their portfolio. These products include JT’s newly launched ‘next generation’ firewall which allows JT’s customers to actively monitor systems and, if needed, lockdown and isolate any devices which have been compromised with an advanced managed service approach.

By achieving this Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialisation, JT’s team has demonstrated that they have met the stringent training standards required and have further secured the team’s expertise in supply, design and deployment of complex Cisco solutions.

Katie Corbett, Director of CI Enterprise & Business Services at JT said: “Cisco is the largest networking company in the world and our 20-year partnership with them helps us to deliver the very best solutions for our global customer base. We pride ourselves on having within our dedicated team some of the finest Cisco experts in the islands, who between them have now clocked up some 60 hours of intensive training, often in their own time. So, we are delighted to add this second architecture specialisation to our portfolio further expanding what we offer to our customers in the Channel Islands and around the world.

“This achievement is testament to their hard work putting in a huge amount of time and effort to reach this status. As one of the Channel Islands largest digital employers we are committed to investing in our teams and encouraging them to take part in training like this, so that they can maintain the standards that our customers need and further their own professional development.”

To find out more about JT’s Cisco solutions visit https://business.jtglobal.com



Europe’s most connected telco partners with 1oT to unveil a new eSIM solution at MWC

In a bid to firmly establish itself as Europe’s most connected operator and cement its reputation as one to watch State-owned 120-year young operator JT Group has joined forces with 1oT to launch an innovative eSIM solution at this year’s MWC. This eSIM solution is set to open up a new level of global connectivity for IoT service providers.

Designed specifically for the needs of start-ups and small and medium-sized IoT service providers, this new 1oT eSIM, technically known as eUICC, will enable them to operate in multiple regions worldwide. What’s more, through this partnership with JT those customers will now also benefit from JT’s extensive worldwide roaming network.

This eSIM is set to simplify and revolutionise the market for these users by enabling a ‘virtual swap’ in the air between pre-negotiated operator services without the need to physically change the SIM card. It will also leverage the global roaming deals provided by JT opening up access to over 700 of JT’s partner networks potentially making it the world’s most flexible SIM.

Graham Hart-Ives, JT’s Head of IoT Sales, said: “We have continued to grow our offering over recent months and we are delighted that the work we have done to build a strong position in this market is bringing substantial benefits to our forward-thinking and long-term partners, like 1oT. This is a great example of leveraging partnerships and innovating using latest SIM technology to jointly provide the best possible product for customers.”

1oT is an operator independent global connectivity provider which handles the complexity of working with multiple operators in different regions for IoT service providers and device makers.

Märt Kroodo, founder and CEO of 1oT said: “This launch is an exciting next step in SIM technology which provides vastly improved convenience for customers. This partnership of JT’s innovation and flexibility in working with different partners and our expertise will together deliver connectivity products for IoT which greatly improve customers experience and take the market forward.”



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JT adds to its global reach with new Belize partnership deal

In its pacy drive to establish itself as Europe’s most connected operator, JT has announced the addition of another significant partner to its extensive global network; Speednet Communications. Through this new partnership with Belize’s leading mobile network operator, JT’s International team is pushing ahead with ambitious plans for global growth.

JT will provide a fully managed service, which is GSMA compliant, for both inbound and outbound roaming to Speednet Belize, using JT’s existing 2G, 3G and 4G roaming connectivity and supported through JT’s network extension platform.

Thanks to JT’s Roaming as a Service provision, Speednet Communication’s end-users also gain access to international roaming coverage across JT’s substantial 700+ networks around the world. In addition, JT will provide inbound roaming services, enabling visitors to Belize to connect and roam on Speednet Communications world-class 4G network.

Tom Noel, Managing Director of JT International, said: “JT’s customers in the Channel Islands already have access to one of the widest roaming networks available and our International team are using these unrivalled partnerships to now enable leading emerging markets to benefit from this service. Our energetic roaming team work tirelessly to enable customers access to roam where they want, when they want and this roaming as a service partnership is a natural extension of that success. Adding Speednet to our trusted global network of partners offers benefits and cost savings for their customers and for ours; with the freedom to roam with confidence.”

Leonardo Calle, the CTO at Speednet, said: “JT’s Roaming as a Service is a unique product that brings us the benefits of direct roaming relationships. The immediate access to over 700 of JT’s direct partners will give our customers the ability to roam across the globe seamlessly.”



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JT Teams pull together to raise money for charities in their communities

In 2018 JT teams raised £21,831 for their chosen charities through a combination of group events and individual challenges across all JT’s locations.

In Jersey the team worked with Littlefeet Environmental and Jersey Marine Conservation while the Guernsey team supported the Marine Biology Section of the Société Guernesiaise. The money raised by the teams will directly benefit local environmental causes, providing much needed funds to support valuable work in the communities that JT is a part of.

Spurred on by the JSPCA’s plea for help to save the Jersey Animal Shelter, the JT team in Jersey have decided to put their full support behind the charity in 2019. While in Guernsey the JT team will focus on supporting the great work of the much-loved local animal charity, the GSPCA.

Christophe Chateau, JT Group Head of Culture and Staff Engagement, said: “Animals play an important role in many people’s lives, as valued companions for some and for many others they are a lifeline. Right now, help is needed to ensure that the people that look after the animals and pets in our community have what they need to continue to provide islanders with a vital service.

“We are committed to supporting the JSPCA’s efforts to help fund the shelter in the same enthusiastic way that we have supported local charities and initiatives for decades. For us, it’s a great way to bring people together, have fun, raise money and change something in our community that needs our help.

“We are in close contact with the JSPCA to ensure that volunteering and fundraising efforts meet the charity’s most immediate needs, working out a programme of events for JT’s people to get involved in. We have had some great successes with charity-focused events in the past, they are enormously popular and attract a lot of participation from the wider community. We hope to be just as successful this year.”

More information about the company’s work in the community is available on the charity and community pages of the JT website.

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Notes to editors

Issued by Anna Thorne at Direct Input on 01534 735253 or at anna@directinput.je

The charities JT offices will be supporting are:



Team Gravity

JT Presents Tim McGuinness of Team Gravity

Jersey based Team Gravity captain and VR Business owner, Tim McGuiness takes some time out from the intense world of Virtual Reality Esports to give us an insight into how JT’s full fibre technology has turned his passion into a business and made him a household name in the world of VR Esports. Watch the video to hear from Tim about Virtual Reality Esports, training and his journey to some of the biggest gaming events on the planet.



About JT

Jersey Landline issue

We would like to apologise once again to all customers who were affected by service problems with the Jersey Landline issue on 27th December and then on 30 December. Thank you for your patience and support. The network is normally extremely robust, but we fully understand that is cold comfort when there is a problem.

The two incidents were unrelated technical issues. We will now undertake a full investigation to isolate the exact root cause of each one so that we can make sure it isn’t repeated. Needless, to say we will be monitoring the network very closely indeed over the coming days.

Given the timing over the holiday period, the fact we had two problems close together, and that they collectively affected the majority of our customers in some way, we will be offering compensation in line with our customer promise. Compensation will be seen in our customer’s January bills. This will take the form of a week’s free landline rental . And for broadband customers, a waiver on charges for data use in excess of broadband bundles in January.

We take our responsibility as one of Jersey’s core infrastructure providers very seriously indeed. We would like to reassure our customers that problems are rare. But if something happens we have careful plans in place to deal with it as quickly as possible. We always aim to get back to normal as soon as we can. Part of our protocol includes notifying the emergency services as the Health and Social Services community alarms used by some customers are affected by loss of landline service. We have been working pro-actively with all Emergency Services to continually improve the services.



JT Supports JSPCA

The JSPCA to get a helping hand from team JT in 2019

Following our public appeal for support, JT has chosen the JSPCA as its charity of the year in 2019. JT will be encouraging staff to support the charity with events. As well as corporate and personal fund-raising.

 

Earlier this year we took steps to engage the public to support us. Thus, ensuring that both the charity and Animals’ Shelter would be able to continue providing services for the Jersey community for many years to come.

 

Kevin Keen, the JSPCA’s volunteer Chief Executive Officer said: “To end the year with positive news is great for everyone involved. We are really pleased that our campaign has resulted in JT choosing us as the beneficiary of their annual fund-raising. Their support will help raise awareness of the services we provide and generate funds.”

 

A Popular Choice

Christophe Chateau, JT Group Head of Culture and Staff Engagement, said: “The JSPCA were an obvious and popular choice for us as our 2019 charity of the year. So many of us will have had contact with the Animals’ Shelter over the years. We know just how vital their services are for the Island’s sick, injured or homeless and lost pets. Without their presence, a much-needed service would disappear from our community. We know that our people at JT will get behind the efforts of the charity t. Thus, we hope to help fund the shelter in the same enthusiastic way that they have thrown their support behind many local charities and initiatives by fundraising and volunteering for decades. We are very hands-on and passionate about our community.

 

“As a locally-owned company, we’d also love to see other Jersey companies take up the opportunity to choose the JSPCA as their focus for fund-raising. Especially, in 2019  but also beyond. Therefore, we can continue to have a Shelter and service to be proud of.”

 

As well as encouraging corporate sponsorship and funding the charity has reached out directly to Islanders. This is in the hope of supporting them through ongoing donations and fundraising. For more information about fundraising for the JSPCA go to our Support Us page.



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Institute of Directors seminar sponsored by JT

6 November 2018

The first JT-sponsored Institute of Directors Winter Seminar of the series is set to provide a fascinating insight into the benefits and risks of new technology.  Particularly in relation to the advancement of boards. The seminar, titled The Shape of Things to Come will be held at the Old Government House on Friday 16 November at 12.15 pm.

Panellists will include Emma Bailey, the GFSC’s Director of the Authorisations and Innovation Division; Wayne Atkinson, Partner at Collas Crill; Susie Crowder, Non-Executive Chairman at Nexus Technology Ltd and CEO of Bright Futures LBG, and Matt Thornton, co-founder of Guernsey-based tech start-up, Cortex Technologies.

Innovations to the Marketplace

Iain Beresford, organiser of the JT-sponsored Winter Seminar series, said: “There’s no doubt that innovation and technological disruption is affecting every business, every industry and every economy. This includes Guernsey. It can be a powerful and opportunist force for driving business and economic growth and performance. But it also presents significant risks to some companies.

“So, there is no question that, by their very nature, technological disruption and innovation provide significant challenges to regulators and policymakers. However, they can they also create an environment to cultivate and promote innovation, and potentially deliver innovations to the marketplace. This in a way in which they could not have developed on their own? Hence, in this seminar we’ll be looking to explore these ideas and understand their implications.

Tamara O’Brien, Deputy Managing Director of JT Guernsey, said: “We’re really pleased to continue our long-standing support of these topical lunchtime events in partnership with the IoD. As an enabler of new technology ourselves, through our mobile and broadband networks, we’re very aware of the benefits. But also aware of the challenges that innovation brings. So, one of the best ways to manage disruption is to discuss it openly and honestly.  Therefore, these important seminars allow our business community to do. It promises to be a fascinating event with debate stimulated from an informed expert panel.”

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Jersey’s First Techawards Winners Announced

19th October 2018

An exciting new awards ceremony honoured Jersey’s digital best last night. Digital Jersey is proud to announce that the 2018 Jersey TechAwards winners are as follows.

2018 TechAwards Winners:

  • Digital Company of the Year – JT
  • Start-Up of the Year, Digital – Pinpoint
  • Best Use of Technology in Education – Beaulieu Convent School
  •  Technology Project of the Year – States of Jersey, Concerto asset management
  •  Digital Creative Project of the Year – Flux
  •  Technology Student of the Year – Adam Le Tarouilly
  •  Technology Teacher of the Year – Rory Steel
  •  Digital Growth Business of the Year – JT
  •  Leader of the Year, Digital – Damon Eastwood, Switch Digital
  •  Digital Team of the Year – Race Nation

A judging panel comprising representatives from both the private and public sectors on and off the Island chose ten winners. All of whom have a broad interest in, and understanding of the digital sector.

The event took place in the Chart Room at Castle Quay. The host for the inaugural event financial writer, technology advocate and acclaimed British comedian, Dominic Frisby presented the awards.

Jersey’s Digital Best

Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey, said ‘We are so thrilled to see Jersey’s digital best celebrated in this way. We had so many excellent and vastly diverse entries for these awards, testament to the fantastic work being done around the island to grow our digital industry. Huge congratulations go to our first ever Jersey TechAwards winners. All of whom really stand out as exceptional contributors to our industry.’

The Jersey TechAwards, organised by Digital Jersey, in association with the Jersey section of BCS (the International section of the Chartered Institute for IT) and sponsored by Prosperity 24/7, was established to showcase key aspects of the digital sector including the Internet of Things, Digital Health and FinTech.

David Cartwright, chairman of BCS Jersey, said “So, an exciting evening saw ten extremely worthy winners take home awards that acknowledge their excellence and their contribution to the technology industry in Jersey. One must also acknowledge the others on the shortlist. We had dozens of very strong entries but, of course, not everyone can win an award. With the Tech Awards the intention was to make it an annual event, and I hope next years will be both stronger and more plentiful”.

Digital Transformation

Chris Clark, CEO of Prosperity 24/7, said to be able to sponsor the inaugural awards was an honour. So, as we all know, technology is pervasive and is the life blood of Industry in Jersey. Therefore, seeing this recognised last night amongst 250 peers, creates an indelible mark in the memories of all who attended. The positive energy and ground swell regarding the potential for digital transformation to support productivity and innovation across our economy is an accolade that Digital Jersey should also take pride in, as they act as the focus point for us all to support, enabling the Digital economy to continue to grow and prosper.

Jersey TechAwards marked the culmination of Jersey Tech Week.  An event dedicated to the digital sector.  Featuring keynote convention speakers with topics ranging from AI to blockchain; smart homes and cyber security, and which also saw the launch of the Island’s first Internet of Things hub: DJX.

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Beach clean 2018

Team JT and Super League Triathletes join together to keep our Island clean

Islanders of all ages are invited to join volunteers from JT and professional athletes of the Super League Triathlon to help with the  JT Beach Clean at West Park before the world-class actions gets underway.

The big JT Beach Clean will take place on Thursday 27 September from 3.30 pm. It is organised by JT in association with Little Feet Environmental and Jersey Marine Conservation, JT’s chosen charities for 2018. A team of volunteers from across all business areas of JT will be taking part. They hope Islanders of all ages will join them to help ready the area for world-wide attention.

Team JT and Super League Triathletes join together

Eight athletes who will be competing in the Super League Triathlon that weekend (29/30 September) will also be joining in. This is a great opportunity for the public to meet the professionals before their attention turns to the high-speed competition around the Harbour and Waterfront.

Christophe Chateau, JT’s Head of Culture & Employee Engagement, said: “We’d like as many people as possible to come down to the area in front of La Frégate Café for 3.30 pm, or as soon as you can after the schools finish. The eyes of the world will be on that part of Jersey in the following days. So, we want to make sure Jersey is looking its very best. It should be a great community event, with the charities, athletes, team JT and the people of Jersey taking part.”

As the official Technology Partner of Super League Triathlon, JT is actively involved over the weekend. This includes running the free JT Fan Zone – an area above the Waterfront car park which will include live music, food and drink, children’s activities and a ‘tech zone’ for adults and children alike to test their sporting prowess in a Virtual Reality world.

Michael D’Hulst, CEO and co-founder of Super League Triathlon, said: “At Super League Triathlon, we are passionate about being a sustainable company and reducing our impact on the world. Our athletes share this passion as they are out in nature training for so much of the year. We will be reducing the use of plastic as much as possible across the RBC Super League Jersey event, helped by JT. Come along to the JT Beach Clean and join our athletes to keeping Jersey and our oceans clean.”

The clean will be led and coordinated by Little Feet Environmental and Jersey Marine Conservation. It should last around two hours. Although the more people who turn up, the quicker the clean will be.

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