Jersey Telecom looks locally for FTTH tech

JT Group, one of the major telecoms providers for the Channel Islands, has selected local supplier Genexis to provide the optical home gateways needed for its rollout of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections to all 42,000 homes on Jersey.

JT has chosen Genexis’s FiberXport product family, capable of delivering broadband speeds up to 1Gbps, and equipped with four Ethernet ports and integrated Voice-over-IP.

Last year the States of Jersey endorsed JT’s plan to build an ubiquitous FTTH infrastructure, with a targeted switch off of the copper network by 2015 – which would position JT as one of the first Tier 1 operators to achieve such a feat.

So far, JT Group has passed over half of the premises on the island and fibre connected more than five per cent of the households. Genexis is working alongside technology partners Cisco, NetAdmin and Dimension Data on the project.

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