Icelandic operator Siminn (Iceland Telecom) has entered into a new five-year strategic partnership with Ericsson, which will see the vendor upgrade Siminn’s core and 3G networks, while also enhancing its Long Term Evolution (LTE) suit of services. Under the agreement, Ericsson will install its multi-standard radio base station – RBS 6000 – which supports GSM/EDGE, W-CDMA/HSPA and LTE technologies in a single cabinet. Ericsson will be the main supplier of all radio access equipment and the common core network, including Ericsson IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Evolved Packet Core. The new agreement will also allow Siminn to offer its customers improved network performance and new services, such as voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi Calling. When introduced, VoLTE will allow users to experience high definition (HD) voice call quality and faster call set-up times. In addition, Ericsson will expand network functionality and deliver a range of professional services – including project management, systems integration and support.