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Internet service provider (ISP) Jersey Telecom is to test 50Mb mobile broadband services in the Channel Islands.

The pilot scheme, which will operate in Jersey and Guernsey, will be run as part of the ISP's Gigabit Isles initiative.

Graeme Millar, Chief Executive Officer of the broadband provider, said the technology could help boost broadband adoption rates on the islands.

He noted that the use long-term evolution (LTE) technology is "an important step" in its overall strategy, which will deliver the most advanced broadband access for business and domestic consumers in Europe.

"LTE complements our strategy perfectly and users can look forward to improved quality of service and faster speeds enabling their mobile devices to download HD quality movies and stream live television, download music in seconds and instantly update all their social networks," Mr Millar stated.

He added that next-generation mobile broadband services will also help support the islands' thriving business and financial services sectors.

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