Vodafone Iceland selects Zhone MSAP

20 Sep 2007

US-based vendor Zhone Technologies has been chosen by telco Vodafone Iceland, to provide its ‘MALC’ multi-service access platform (MSAP), which will help the operator deliver voice and data over copper or fibre access lines and introduce new services such as internet TV (IPTV).

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Vodafone Iceland (formerly Og Vodafone) is Iceland’s alternative telecoms operator and competes in a duopoly in the fixed, wireless and broadband arenas with incumbent Iceland Telecom (Siminn). It operates its own network in Reykjavik, and leases lines from Siminn to provide services to customers in other areas. At the end of June 2007, Vodafone Iceland had an estimated mobile subscriber base of 101,000, approximately half that of Siminn.