Siminn launches LTE services using 1800MHz spectrum

15 Jan 2014

Icelandic telco Siminn has become the third company to commercially launch Long term Evolution (LTE) services in the country, using 2×20MHz spectrum in the 1800MHz frequency band. According to the most recent ‘Evolution to LTE’ report by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), the company will offer maximum download speeds of 100Mbps from today (15 January 2014).

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Nova was the first company to roll out commercial 4G network technology in Iceland, with LTE services covering the whole Reykjavik area following its April 2013 launch. In July 2013, rival Fjarskipti followed suit and launched its own 4G network in Reykjavik and Borgarnes; the LTE services were later extended to cover Iceland’s second largest urban area Akureyri.

Iceland, Siminn (Iceland Telecom)