Internet of Things (IoT)

Jersey is a digital island which offers an ideal IoT testbed from which to test and develop new products, solutions and services in the internet of things space.

Jersey - The Ideal IoT Testbed

There is opportunity for a wide variety of enterprises in IoT testing and IoT development to test small-scale applications, IoT technology, and IoT devices, whether you are looking to achieve proof of concept, or to develop a business case for wider implementation. The Island offers a population of over 100,000 well-connected citizens, world-leading gigabit speeds, and unparalleled network connectivity, with fibre broadband installed in almost 100% of commercial and residential premises.

IoT businesses looking to use Jersey as a testbed will benefit from:

A highly developed

network infrastructure with rapid connectivity. Access to award-winning Tier 1 carrier (mobile and fixed) infrastructure

A full critical infrastructure

on a micro scale, one electricity company, one water company, an international airport, and a passenger and cargo port

A digitally-enabled population

skilled workforce and thriving tech community

Easy access to key stakeholders

including regulators, Industry and Government

The Smart Present to The Future State

Our IOT Special Adviser Joe Dignan talk at the Digital Jersey Annual Review about The Smart Present to The Future State.

Our Involvement

At Digital Jersey, we are working both to promote the Island’s existing strengths in IoT technology and to foster new and innovative products and services. We do this with the support of government through:

  • The IoT/infrastructure group, which brings together representatives from a cross-section of utilities, Department for Infrastructure, and tech companies, to look at how Jersey, as a ‘smart island,’ can develop its capabilities in IoT
  • Developing the technical infrastructure in order to create fertile ground for innovation and investment
  • Support for organisations looking to use Jersey as a testbed. We are proactive in connecting businesses with investors and providing support to companies applying for funding.
  • Engagement with off-island companies interested in using Jersey as a testbed, including major global brands such as Apple, Microsoft, Samsung & Cisco
  • Developing partnerships with off-island organisations such as TechUK and IoT UK in order to encourage accessible, effective, knowledge transfer
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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