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Businesses and consumers living in Jersey are set to gain access to faster mobile broadband speeds, it has been reported.

JT Global, a government-owned broadband provider, is aiming to launch super-fast broadband services in April 2012.

The new 3G service will offer download speeds of up to 42Mb, and uploads of up to 5.8Mb, making it one of the fastest in the world.

Dave Newbold, Head of Mobile at JT Global, said the service provider was investing £500,000 on the network upgrade.

"The programmes take three months to deploy, it is part of our GigaBit Isles programme to deliver the fastest speeds in the world to Jersey," he stated.

Mr Newbold told the BBC that moving to this service will provide faster speeds for much less investment than 4G would require.

However, Ian Campbell, Vice-President of Airtel-Vodafone, offered the view that JT Global would be better off waiting for fourth-generation services to become available.

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