Siminn extends LTE footprint to 84% of population

29 May 2015

Icelandic operator Siminn (Iceland Telecom) has announced that its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network now covers 84% of the country’s population, following the introduction of 4G services in the towns of Eskifjordur, Fellabaer and Neskaupstad. Going forward, the operator is planning to extend the 4G network to most of Nordfjord in the near future.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Siminn commercially deployed its LTE network in January 2014, using 2×20MHz spectrum in the 1800MHz frequency band. The network offered maximum download speeds of 100Mbps at launch, though in April 2015 Siminn upgraded its LTE transmitters and upped the maximum download speeds over the 4G network to 150Mbps, using equipment provided by Swedish vendor Ericsson.

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