Trio compete to complete wireless coverage

22 Oct 2007

Iceland’s Ministry of Transport has announced that it has received offers from three companies, two local and one Swiss, to complete a mobile expansion project aimed at providing coverage to some of the country’s most remote regions. Local telecoms incumbent Síminn was reported to have submitted the most expensive proposal, with a completion time of twelve months. Amitelo from Switzerland also said it expected to finish the project within a year, while Og Fjarskipti said it would take 22 months to complete the project. Once completed, the expansion will ensure mobile coverage for most regions in the West Fjords, northeast Iceland, the East Fjords, Snaefellsnes peninsula, west Iceland, and on Sudurstrandarvegur highway along the southwest coastline. The Ministry of Transport will review the offers in the next few weeks and will likely reach an agreement with one of the companies by the end of this month.

Iceland, Siminn (Iceland Telecom)