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IoT Sandbox

Jersey is a ‘walled garden’ of 100,000 digitally-connected citizens, which offers a well-proportioned testbed to develop new products, solutions and services in the Internet of Things (IoT) space.

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Why Choose Jersey as your IoT Sandbox?

There is opportunity for a wide variety of enterprises to test small-scale applications in different ways to develop business cases for wider implementation. Jersey is particularly well positioned as a testbed for IoT applications given the island’s exceptionally high rate of smartphone ownership, in addition to leading-edge gigabit speeds.

Businesses looking to use Jersey as a testbed for IoT solutions will benefit from:

  • The jurisdiction’s typical western demographics
  • A highly developed network infrastructure with rapid connectivity. Access to award-winning Tier 1 carrier (mobile and fixed) infrastructure to enable easy testing, research, and development of products
  • A digitally enabled population, skilled workforce and thriving tech community
  • A full critical infrastructure on a micro scale, one electricity company, one water company, an international airport and a passenger and cargo port
  • Easy access to key stakeholders including regulators, industry and government

By testing your IoT product or service in Sandbox Jersey, you can access an impressive range of services, facilities and organisations.

Environment

The island of Jersey is your wide scale, but compact, testbed for deploying IoT technology, applications or devices. You effectively have access to a progressive, representative community of 100,000 well-connected citizens, enjoying an advanced, sophisticated level of public infrastructure and services:

  • 118 mobile subscriptions per 100 inhabitants
  • 87% broadband penetration per 100 households
  • Three independent 4G networks covering the island
  • Three dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) networks (NBIoT and Two LPWANs including LoRa)
  • 98% of schools, homes and businesses connected to fibre broadband

Facilities

You will have access to Digital Jersey’s existing shared co-working spaces, the Digital Hub and Eagle Labs, soon being joined by a dedicated IoT Lab and showcase space, the Digital Jersey Xchange (DJX). We can arrange or recommend access to other facilities as required.

 

Technology

Jersey’s unsurpassed fixed and wireless telecommunication networks permit high quality end-to-end testing, either passively, or in active configuration through agreed interaction with a local carrier. Comprehensive 4G wireless coverage using multi-vendor network infrastructure, layered frequency networks, wireless and fixed backhaul technologies employed, global interconnection through wide-ranging roaming arrangements. World-leading FTTH and FTTP network deployment provides a gigabit connection to every home and business on the island.

Infrastructure Partners

The local IoT alliance consists of public, independent and private tier one organisations willing and able to provide infrastructure, knowledge and capabilities for use in your testing. Among them utilities, including local power, water and postal networks, transport operators and providers, including harbours and airports, and telecom networks.

Expert guidance

You may need to explore and test your IoT service against various public statute and compliance regulations. Through extensive connections, we can call upon the support and guidance of individuals and organisations working in the field of telecoms regulation, legal precedence, data protection, intellectual property, and so forth.

Development Opportunities

We can provide direct start-up support aimed at permitting you to establish and operate from Jersey if required. We can introduce providers of venture capital and facilitate discussions of joint-venture support.

Commitment

There is a clear commitment to work with organisations coming to Jersey for the purposes of testing IoT technology, applications and devices. Our dedicated team are here to provide support to your business throughout the entire process.

Our integrated island testbed

The opportunity to develop, test, and launch new innovative products, without the high cost and complex legal, government and regulatory barriers faced in other cities or markets such as London.

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