Telecoms news from Iceland

EU Expects to Issue Verdict on Irish Mergers in June

The European Union expects to be able to issue its final verdict on the planned merger of two Irish mobile networks by the middle of June. ...more.

Ericsson Wins Icelandic 3G and LTE Deployment Contract

Síminn (Iceland Telecom) has awarded a contract to Ericsson to upgrade its 3G network and prepare for 4G roll-out across Iceland. ...more.

Kissing cousins? In close-knit Iceland, app helps prevent incest

In Iceland, a country with a population of 320,000 where most everyone is distantly related, inadvertently kissing cousins is a real risk. A new smartphone app is on hand to help Icelanders avoid accidental incest. The app lets users "bump" phones, and emits a warning alarm if they are closely related. ...more.

Overture Upgrading Icelandic Landline Network for Mobile Broadband Needs

Iceland's national trunk provider, Míla ehf is upgrading its network to deal with increased mobile broadband backhaul requirements. ...more.

Opera Software Opens Icelandic Data Centre to Manage Mobile Compression Traffic

Opera Software has opened a new data centre in Iceland to handle the compression traffic for its Opera Mini mobile web browser. ...more.

Icelandic Government Looking to Sell Vodafone Stake

The Icelandic government's indirect 57.2% stake in Og Vodafone may be sold in the near future following enquiries from interested parties. ...more.

Wireless Mesh Delivers Broadband to Underserved Areas in Iceland

Some 200 remote farms in the Northern Icelandic region of Skagafjordur now have broadband internet access following the deployment of a MESH network from US based Firetide. ...more.

Ericsson expands Síminn's WCDMA network into 900MHz band

Ericsson has formed a partnership with Icelandic operator Síminn through a contract to expand its WCDMA/HSPA network into the 900MHz band - for the rural and remote parts of the country. ...more.

WiMAX Based Sensors Monitoring Volcanos

A WiMAX-based connection to the internet will enable real-time monitoring of potentially dangerous active volcanoes. For effective monitoring of volcanic activity, scientists want to know what is happening in real time, not the pattern of events last week. ...more.

ZTE Wins Icelandic GSM Network Contract

Switzerland based Amitelo has announced that it will construct a GSM1800 network in Iceland in corporation with China's ZTE. ...more.

3G Network Launched in Iceland

Last week saw the launch of another 3G network in Iceland - with the infrastructure supplied by Huawei Technologies. ...more.