JT has announced the signing of an agreement with China’s ZTE to bring 5G technology to the Channel Islands. Under the deal, the two companies will aim to launch a test service during 2019, subject to the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA) licensing spectrum. JT aims to roll out incremental improvements as 5G standards solidify and expects to offer a Channel Island-wide service by 2021.
‘This is a key milestone for both ZTE and JT to start the journey of 5G,’commented Kenneth Cao, Managing Director of ZTE UK, adding: ‘5G is an enabler for technology innovation and digital transformation and at ZTE we aim to be a world leader in 5G solution development. As we did through our 4G partnership, ZTE is determined and committed to provide the best possible 5G solution and service to JT and for the Channel Islands.’