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JT retires dial-up as Netadmin gears up to serve 42,000 premises
Friday 24 August 2012 13:50:15 by Andrew Ferguson

The news that JT (Jersey Telecom) was to roll out a FTTP network and recover its copper assets was a big boost to the island, and shows what is possible given a clear vision. The first homes were connected in February 2012, and the trial has been continuing. Now Netadmin whose solutions have dominated in Sweden is set to move from trial phase, to the big deployment which will see 42,000 premises connected over a period of three years.

"As a leading financial centre, Jersey needs a first rate communications infrastructure. JT is well ahead in the planning to implement FTTH to every single property.

We learned over the past decade in Sweden that it is not enough to lay fibre alone – but an environment is also required in which multiple service providers can thrive and reach the customers simply and easily. Netadmin makes this possible, providing choice, competition and efficient fast management of the network."

Torbjörn Sandberg, CEO of Netadmin

The changes on Jersey are moving at a pace, as earlier in August, the company announced that it would retire is dial-up internet service, and will work with individuals to find them a broadband alternative that suits their needs. The volume still using dial-up is relatively small, with just 400 customers. Those affected will get at least seven weeks notice, and the broadband should work out at a similar price point for the same sort of usage level.


Posted by zyborg47 over 4 years ago
Getting rid of dial up is fine if there is broadband at the same price available. this country there is not. I know a couple with dial up and they got no intention of getting broadband, unless they can get it on PAYg and another couple I know can only get dial up. so even Jersey broadband is better than ours
Posted by callum9999 over 4 years ago
What do you mean "even" Jersey is better than us? It's a tiny island, logic would dictate they can roll out infrastructure projects like this a lot easier than a country 5000x odd times the size!
Posted by vicdupreez over 4 years ago
Actually, Jersey would fit into the UK 2110 times... Now lets talk about Australia, into which the UK would fit 31 times. I know that there are only a total of around 20 million phonelines in Australia, and around 55 million in the UK, however the challenges would be similar. What is going against us though is the fact that BT decided to save money in the 70's and 80's by using a mix of lots of aluminium and very little copper, which now would get them very little in the same sell off that Jersey did to help pay for their universal fibre project. Just shows you...
Posted by vicdupreez over 4 years ago
BT (and the UK governments of the past and probably the future) should not be trusted to make the correct decisions for the future. The only thing that they think about is the money and right now, and the bigger picture does not get considered...
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
Australia's NBN is not certain, politics may change its path, and it is actually not just a rural thing, it is also about connecting in the cities, which by and large has already been done in the UK.
Posted by herdwick over 4 years ago
42,000 properties over 3 years isn't really a scale project - it's a market town - Braintree for example.
Posted by vicdupreez over 4 years ago

That is correct, however they have started building, and any new government will be mad to stop building since it will ensure their demise in the next election.

Point stands... BT and the governments of the UK can not be trusted to make the correct decisions for this country. Maybe we should start insisting on referendums with a twist... e.g. if you use/has access now to the service voted on, you are not eligible to vote... Will kill that train project dead in minutes...

A lot will change in this country...
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