Telecoms news from Iceland
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.
Síminn (Iceland Telecom) has awarded a contract to Ericsson to upgrade its 3G network and prepare for 4G roll-out across Iceland. ...more.
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.
Iceland's national trunk provider, Míla ehf is upgrading its network to deal with increased mobile broadband backhaul requirements. ...more.
Opera Software has opened a new data centre in Iceland to handle the compression traffic for its Opera Mini mobile web browser. ...more.
The Icelandic government's indirect 57.2% stake in Og Vodafone may be sold in the near future following enquiries from interested parties. ...more.
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 has formed a partnership with Icelandic operator SÃÂminn through a contract to expand its WCDMA/HSPA network into the 900MHz band - for the rural and remote parts of the country. ...more.
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.
Switzerland based Amitelo has announced that it will construct a GSM1800 network in Iceland in corporation with China's ZTE. ...more.
Last week saw the launch of another 3G network in Iceland - with the infrastructure supplied by Huawei Technologies. ...more.