In April 2010 Jersey Telecom launched its Next Generation Networking (NGN) programme. The purpose of this project was to replace the existing System X exchanges and Marconi Electronic Systems Multi-Service Access Nodes (MSANs) with the UTStarcom MSANs. This was delivered via an overlayed MSAN providing data and voice digitally to replace the legacy analogue equipment.
By October 2011 all telephone lines (with the exception of ISDN) were provided over the NGN.
On the 31 August 2012, the last System X switch was decommissioned when the final tranche of ISDN subscribers were transferred to the UT Starcom soft switch. This complex project was delivered by Comvergent in association with Jersey Telecom and comprised the installation of 40 MSAN’s within the central exchange, 15 MSAN’s each at 4 outlying switches and 8 MSAN’ installed at all of the Islands outstations.
Comvergent assumed the role of Project Manager and operated as liaison between Jersey Telecom and the equipment vendor, UT Starcom, a Chinese company with a base in Dublin.