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Wi-Fi performance taken to the next level with new JT Plume® partnership

Posted: Wednesday 7 October 2020

JT has teamed up with one of the leading names in Smart Home services, Plume, to provide Channel Islanders with next generation Wi-Fi and new levels of control over the connectivity within their homes.

Hyperfast connectivity to the door isn’t enough anymore, customers want reliable and robust Wi-Fi, online support and a range of Smart Home services which is why JT has worked with Plume to launch JT Total Wi-Fi.

JT already delivers speeds of up to 1Gbps direct to every property with a broadband connection, this new solution unleashes the full potential of Wi-Fi coverage within those properties. By being cloud-based, Plume’s technology uses artificial intelligence to constantly optimise and improve the overall Wi-Fi experience in the home —which is increasingly important as the number of smart devices in any typical home grows.

Daragh McDermott, Managing Director JT Channel Islands, said: “Our primary focus over the past decade has been to roll out a full fibre to the home network island wide in Jersey. Now completed, the JT network is today recognised as one of the fastest in the world, delivering guaranteed speeds to customers doors.

“Our aim now is to provide leading-edge solutions to help customers maximise the potential of the network and the quality of their experience within the home itself. Our purchase of Zero1 was part of that long-term strategy, with the next step being the launch of our partnership with the world recognised leader in home Wi-Fi coverage: Plume.’’

Wi-Fi inside the home is a far more complex technology than most people realise. Performance issues aren’t always straightforward to diagnose due to the way Wi-Fi signals move internally; everything from building materials like steel, granite, insulation to domestic appliances and electronics can block and disrupt Wi-Fi signals in a user’s home. This new JT Total Wi-Fi product will help overcome those barriers ensuring Wi-Fi is evenly and seamlessly distributed throughout the home, as well as providing a raft of features like diagnostics reports, checks, parental protection and control.

Our customer trials have highlighted the reality and practicality of shared spaces — particularly for those who work from home and will continue to do so partially or exclusively moving forward. ‘’User feedback has been really positive,’’ said Daragh. “For the past few months, we’ve been working with customers and our own people to test the product, using a range of large and small homes that had many to a few occupants and varied in the quantity of equipment within. The results have shown consistent internet speeds delivered throughout the home, providing the robust framework required to enable homes to integrate real and virtual activities without Wi-Fi ‘black spots’. Triallists were especially impressed with how simple it was to set-up and manage.”

Tyson Marian, Chief Commercial Officer at Plume, said: “In JT, we found a partner that shares our aim of providing best-in-class connectivity with rich, smart home services and user experiences. It’s not only that JT’s full-fibre network provides some of the best results anywhere, but it’s also that they’ll ensure that service is delivered consistently. With the combination of our technologies, experience, and desire to get the best out of networks, JT and Plume will be hard to beat.”

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