Ericsson and Siminn to bring enhanced LTE connectivity to Iceland

29 Apr 2013

Iceland’s largest mobile operator by subscribers Siminn (Iceland Telecom) has entered into a strategic partnership with Ericsson to upgrade its 3G network and prepare for Long Term Evolution (LTE) rollout across Iceland. Under the five-year agreement, Ericsson will expand all relevant network software with radio access equipment and deliver a range of professional services, including project management, systems integration and support. According to Siminn’s CEO, Savar Freyr Thrainsson, ‘The reason we are strengthening our 3G connections, despite the advent of 4G technology, is that not all our customers have smartphones or computers that support 4G. Only a fraction of the phones using our network are smartphones at the moment. We want to improve services to customers without forcing them to invest in expensive devices but still benefit from high mobile internet speed. Siminn is focusing on building a 4G network for people on the move and they will now be assured a good connection for their phones, tablets and laptops throughout the country.’

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