Cellusys IOT — Paul Bullock, Head of IoT at JT

IoT security innovation delivered by JT and Cellusys IOT showcased at GSMA conference

JT and Cellusys IOT will further strengthen their new partnership at the next major global conference on mobile privacy and security later this month.

The Jersey-based telecoms operator, which has developed an IoT and M2M SIM card that provides total and seamless connectivity whatever network is used, formed an alliance with Dublin-based Cellusys IOT in February to enable enterprise customers of JT to view and manage their cellular connectivity security via an IoT security dashboard. Both partners will be showcasing the new enhanced security dashboard solution at the GSMA Mobile 360 Privacy and Security conference, being held in The Hague on 30 and 31 of May.

Paul Bullock, JT’s Head of IoT, said: “With the growing number of IoT devices worldwide, the security risks for enterprises and consumers is increasing, including information being stolen, devices being made dormant, the theft of personal identity and even remote car hacking. These are often initiated by hackers via network-based signalling attacks, air-interface hacking, and DDoS attacks, which continue to grow in size and frequency. These attacks are often not visible for enterprise customers, since they happen in the controlled environment of the telecom provider and not in a customer’s IP network.

“Through our partnership with Cellusys IoT, we are offering enhanced security solutions via a security dashboard that enable customers to manage their own safety. Alarms can be triggered in case of attacks and enhanced security filters can be applied, specific to each use-case. For the first time, signalling security is made available for enterprise customers who need full visibility and management capability over the security of their IoT devices.”

Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg, Chief Executive Officer of Cellusys IOT, said: “We’re delighted to continue to partner with JT  showcasing an excellent working relationship at this significant event. The GSMA’s Mobile 360 Privacy and Security conference cultivates regional engagement through topics that are impacting the mobile industry on a global and local level. As security becomes more important in the IoT space, we think we have an important story to tell and this is an ideal platform to tell it.”

Find out more about JT and Cellusys’ IoT Security Solution by clicking here.


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Growth and connectivity combine for a very strong year at JT

JT has today published its Annual Review for 2017, showing an increase in turnover of 41% from £185m to £261m, creating an operating profit for the year of a little over £11m.

The significant increase in JT’s turnover in 2017 mainly comes from growth in its International business, with the Group now signing up more than 1,600,000 mobile devices around the world, connecting equipment from heart monitors to payment systems, ‘smart’ traffic lights, solar farms and livestock trackers.

70% of JT’s revenue now comes from outside of Jersey – which then supports JT’s investment in local infrastructure, such as its 4G and island-wide full-fibre networks.

During 2017, JT connected another 11,000 broadband customers to that full-fibre network, with the total as of today now reaching 38,700, with the very small number remaining being connected by the summer. That achievement will make Jersey the most connected place in the world, in terms of the percentage of its broadband customers connect to a full-fibre network.

JT’s Chairman Phil Male commented:

“Since I joined the JT board as a non-executive director seven years ago, it has been immensely satisfying to see the company evolve from a locally-focused telecoms operator into a global business.

“JT SIMs now power more than 1,600,000 devices worldwide, taking advantage of JT’s 750 roaming agreements with other mobile network operators.

“We are also enabling a number of ‘world first’ innovations in Jersey. Due to the island’s ‘manageable’ size, existing mast network and diversity of terrain, we are fast becoming an ideal ‘sandbox’ for innovation, and global giant Sony has recently chosen the island and JT to test its technology.

“Technology is always changing but JT is an innovative business that is passionate about connecting our islands.”

JT’s CEO Graeme Millar added:

“2017 was a year of strong growth for the JT Group, particularly for our International division, whose success helps to support our activities here in the Channel Islands.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my team for their hard work and commitment, which has helped us to greater commercial success, while also focusing tightly on our customer service. We know we can always do better, however I believe that in 2017 we implemented a number of measures which our customers are finding really helpful, such as our exclusive free MyAccount app and Live Chat facilities, alongside leading the market by reducing data roaming rates by 95%.

“Following the same accolade in 2016, 2017 once again saw our 4G mobile network confirmed by Ookla – the globally recognised leader in internet performance testing – as the fastest in the Channel Islands; and we reached our targets for connecting broadband customers to high-speed fibre optic cabling.

“Significant investment in our Channel Island networks has made the Islands one of the best-connected places in the world; I’m really looking forward to seeing our customers using those networks both at work and at home, to really make the most of the digital opportunities which are available.

“It’s a tremendously exciting time, and JT’s role is enabling the Channel Islands to be right at the heart of it.”

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JT short-listed at Connected Britain for national digital awards

JT has been short-listed for three of the nine prestigious awards on offer at the 2018 Connected Britain Awards. Connected Britain is an annual conference and the premier meeting place for the UK’s main stakeholders to come together and discuss, learn and collaborate on the UK’s digital future.

The conference, which will be held in London on 19-20 June, hosts leading names from the digital sector, including national and local government, global telecoms operators, regulators and investors.

The associated Connected Britain Awards have short-listed JT in the Fibre Connectivity, Superfast and IoT award categories alongside national and global brands and operators. The first two relate to JT’s full-fibre network in Jersey, which is more prominent than ever given this year as Jersey will become the world’s first full-fibre island, with each household and business directly connected to JT’s full-fibre; a huge digital accolade for Jersey as an island placing it well ahead of the UK and many places in the world.

The IoT shortlisting recognises JT’s success in connecting devices that communicate automatically within the ‘Internet of Things’. JT SIMs now power more than 1,600,000 devices worldwide, taking advantage of JT’s 750 roaming agreements with other mobile network operators, offering an innovative and resilient service.

JT Chief Executive Officer Graeme Millar said: “We’re clearly delighted to be nominated for these prestigious national awards. With almost 40,000 homes and businesses on the full-fibre network, Jersey will soon be the first jurisdiction in the world to have 100 per cent of broadband premises connected directly to full-fibre. We’re immensely proud of that achievement and it is testament to the effort and ambition of all our stakeholders, the support of our business and residential customers, the fantastic team at JT, our suppliers, and the States of Jersey.

“Our work in the IoT space is also ground-breaking and I’m humbled that Connected Britain have also recognised our innovation in this growing space, which brings economic prosperity back to our islands.