Engineers overcome stormy weather to fix JT cable in English Channel

JT’s continued investment in a resilient telecommunications network connecting the Channel Islands to the UK and France, ensured that when one of its undersea cables was cut in a rare marine incident last week, services continued as normal for local customers.

During the recent stormy weather, a ship dropped its anchor in the English Channel, inadvertently severing one of the network cables which carries voice and data services between the Channel Islands and the rest of the world.
JT’s sophisticated monitoring systems detected the fault immediately and all communications traffic was automatically re-routed to other cables in the network without any disruption to service.