Gigabit Jersey – JT’s project that will soon see every home and business in the Island connected directly to super-fast broadband – has been Highly Commended in the Fixed Network Evolution category at the world’s premier telecoms award, the ‘Glotels’.
The Gigabit Jersey project began in 2012 and over 94%* of premises have now been directly connected to the fibre network. It means that Jersey is now ranked first in the world in terms of percentage of premises with a full-fibre connection to broadband. Upon completion, it will be the global leader.
It will also allow the Island to become the first in the world to completely replace its ageing copper wire network – which has served the telecoms industry well for over a century – with fast, reliable and secure fibre-optic cables.
Now in its fifth year, the Global Telecoms Awards celebrates a broad range of accolades, including ‘Connected Cars’, ‘AI Initiative of the Year’ and ‘TV/Video Innovation’. Companies shortlisted in JT’s category included UAE-based Etisalat and TDC Group, Denmark’s largest telecoms operator.