Airtel-Vodafone to offer island-wide 4G on Jersey by July

23 Jun 2015

Airtel-Vodafone subscribers across Jersey are likely to experience the fruits of the company’s GBP15 million (USD23.8 million) Long Term Evolution (LTE) investment as early as next month, the Jersey Evening Post reports, citing CEO David Fowler. Having previously selected Nokia Networks as the sole supplier for its 4G network, Airtel-Vodafone has now rolled out infrastructure in St Helier, St Aubin, St Brelade, St Peter, the Airport, St Lawrence, Gorey, St Saviour and St Clement, with four to five new sites becoming active each week. As such, Airtel-Vodafone expects to offer island-wide LTE coverage from next month.

David Fowler, CEO at Airtel-Vodafone, commented: ‘We launched our first 4G site in Jersey in May and now have a number of sites live on the island … We chose Nokia Networks because of their roadmap towards 5G and beyond, and the benefits that this type of mobile technology can bring to consumers, businesses and government departments in Jersey in terms of connectivity and cost efficiencies.’