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Vodafone Iceland expands 4G coverage

12 Jun 2014

Icelandic cellco Vodafone (Fjarskipti) has announced that it has expanded the footprint of its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network considerably in recent weeks. The operator revealed that a new 4G-enabled transmission tower was installed in Fludir, which is situated in southern Iceland, while residents in the eastern part of the country will benefit from access to LTE services for the first time, following the deployment of a base transceiver station (BTS) in Egilsstodum.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, the operator launched its LTE service in the Reykjavik area and Borgarnes in July 2013, after being beaten to the punch by rival Nova, which introduced its own 4G offering three months earlier. Vodafone’s LTE services were later extended to cover Iceland’s second largest urban area Akureyri, and as of March 2014 the 4G network was present in Reykjavik, Hafnarfjordur, Selfoss, Reykholt, Borgarbyggd, Dolvik and Akureyri.

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