Icelandic operator Siminn (Iceland Telecom) has announced that its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network now covers 82% of the country’s population, following the introduction of 4G services in the towns of Dalvik, Siglufjordur and Fludir. Going forward, the operator is planning to extend the 4G network to Thorlakshofn in the near future. Further, Siminn has upgraded its LTE transmitters and has upped the maximum download speeds over the 4G network to 150Mbps, using equipment provided by Swedish vendor Ericsson.
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.