Local chief executive David Smith and Chris Taylor, from the company’s international division, said that Islanders should not fear that as a small Island – and relatively small market – Jersey would be sidelined by the company.
But while speaking to an Economic Affairs sub-panel chaired by Deputy Geoff Southern, both men were reluctant to discuss whether the company would be seeking to purchase Jersey Telecom if it is available.
‘It’s not for sale at this moment,’ said Mr Smith.
‘This debate, this decision, doesn’t distract me from providing choice to customers in Jersey.’ And although the two men praised the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority for their work in liberalising the industry so far, Mr Smith said that JT were still not allowing their customers to keep their phone numbers when they switched networks.
‘JT are able to delay the process for no apparent reason and the customers are missing out,’ he said.
‘It is causing extreme frustration to a lot of our customers, a lot of the Jersey public and to us as well.
From October to December, absolutely nothing has been done.’