UK Start-up leading delivery of 5G connectivity at sea
JET Engineering System Solutions is a UK start-up founded in August 2020 to deliver 5G connectivity to marine and other challenging environments. JET’s aim is to solve the problem of the present lack of infrastructure to collect, transmit, and secure the growing levels of data required for delivery of increasingly data-driven systems and operations at sea.
Milestones achieved in the first 12 months of business include designing and building the UK-First family of 5G N28 Proven Routers and Modems and the world’s first floating 5G self-powered buoy platform.
JET’s World-first floating 5G self-powered buoy platform (Dorset)
As well as multiple civilian applications of this fast-maritime connectivity capability, JET continues to work with several defence organisations to develop the 5G mesh connectivity required to deliver robust connectivity to support applications including situational and border awareness (ASW), improved cyber security on sensor deployments, sub-surface comms transfer, autonomous platform and swarm management, border control, and cable monitoring.
The ongoing project with Dstl to mature JET’s existing deployable mobile multi-radio IP/5G network capability for defence applications in littoral and offshore environments is an example of this collaborative approach. The project output will be the next stage development of their connected mesh software, that will help define future connected environments.
Enabling a high-bandwidth, low-latency, and multi-domain integrated communication and data capability with high resilience and persistence will support a wide and diverse list of defence applications indicated as part of Integrated Operating Concept 25, Littoral Strike, and Future Commando Force.
JET’s 5G enablement of an offshore area of operations
JET’s founders James Thomas and Andy Crouch combine considerable maritime operational & engineering experience (Defence and O&G), with an agile and disruptive approach to solution provision, and active partnering with national and international organisations, government agencies, and academia.
The JET team has recently grown to 10. HQ is in Reading with regional presence in Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, and Worcester.