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Siminn decides to buy back own shares worth ISK 500 million

Published 07 Jul 2020 12:11 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn said its board of directors has decided to buy back another ISK 500 million following the decision at its 12 March 2020 AGM to authorise the ...

Icelandic watchdog expects to allocate 26 GHz spectrum for 5G in 3 to 5 years

Published 06 Jul 2020 13:46 CET | Iceland

The Icelandic Post and Telecom Administration (PTA) has published general information to educate the public concerning 5G. It said spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6 GHz bands ...

Siminn says court cuts regulatory fine in Vodafone TV distribution case

Published 02 Jul 2020 12:41 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn said the District Court of Reykjavik has invalidated the Post and Telecom Administration's conclusion that Siminn had agreed to negotiate with ...

Icelandic 5G consultation indicates willingness to share infrastructure

Published 29 Jun 2020 12:22 CET | Iceland

The Icelandic Post and Telecom Administration (PTS) said it has published the results of its consultation begun in September 2019 concerning collaboration and sharing ...

Siminn adds 30 LTE base stations this year, upgrades 30 others

Published 25 Jun 2020 12:48 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn says its 4G network now covers 99.73 percent of the Icelandic population and this year, its staff has updated over 60 transmitter stations around ...

Icelandic regulator extends wholesale fixed access markets proposal hearing until July

Published 04 Jun 2020 13:29 CET | Iceland

Icelandic communications regulator PTA said it has extended the deadline for comments on its analysis of wholesale markets for local and central fixed access until 10 July. ...

Siminn announces price rises on 01 July

Published 02 Jun 2020 12:39 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn has announced that a number of price changes will take effect on 01 July, but customers have the right to cancel their contracts with no penalty if ...

Icelandic telecoms market continues to gain fibre subscribers in 2019

Published 15 May 2020 13:44 CET | Iceland

Regulator PTA said that investment in the Icelandic telecoms sector fell from ISK 11.10 billion in 2018 to ISK 10.65 billion in 2019 and total revenue edged up from ISK 65.14 ...

Icelandic information security incident reporting portal opens

Published 15 May 2020 13:34 CET | Iceland

Icelandic communications regulator PTA has announced the availability of a new portal for reporting security incidents, at oryggisbrestur.island.is. The portal is a ...

NENT brings Viaplay sports package to Iceland on 15 May

Published 14 May 2020 12:39 CET | Iceland

Nordic Entertainment Group said it will launch its Viaplay sports package in Iceland on 15 May at ISK 1,599 (EUR 10) per month. Subscribers will be able to follow live ...

Syn lifts Q1 EBITDA, revenue little changed with addition of hosting turnover

Published 14 May 2020 12:26 CET | Iceland

Vodafone Iceland company Syn said revenue for the first quarter of 2020 amounted to ISK 5.00 billion, up from ISL 4.98 billion a year earlier. Revenues from high performance ...

Siminn announces ISK 500 mln share buy-back

Published 11 May 2020 12:14 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn has announced plans to repurchase up to ISK 500 million in its own shares from 11 May, following approval of a capital reduction at its 12 March ...

Mila wins regulatory appeal over indoor line removal ruling

Published 07 May 2020 12:51 CET | Iceland

Icelandic regulator PTA said its appeals committee has found in favour of Mila over its 2019 ruling concerning the operator's removal of a feed from operator Gagnaveita ...

Icelandic regulator proposes Mila remains SMP operator on markets 3a and 3b

Published 01 May 2020 12:07 CET | Iceland

Iceland's Post and Telecom Administration (PTA) is holding a consultation on its draft analysis of the wholesale markets for fixed-line access and centralised fixed-line ...

Siminn lifts Q1 revenue 4%, EBITDA by over 15%

Published 29 Apr 2020 13:17 CET | Iceland

Icelandic telecoms operator Siminn said revenue in the first quarter of 2020 rose by 4.1 percent to ISK 7.25 billion from ISK 6.96 billion in the same period of 2019.  EBITDA ...

Siminn continues to provide unlimited domestic internet, mobile data in May

Published 20 Apr 2020 12:56 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn said it will still not charge for excess home internet or mobile data consumption in May in support of customers during the coronavirus outbreak. ...

NENT signs up more than 5% of Icelandic homes to Viaplay in first 2 weeks

Published 17 Apr 2020 14:16 CET | Iceland

Nordic Entertainment Group said its Viaplay streaming service signed up more than 5 percent of Icelandic households in the fortnight since its launch in the country on 01 ...

Iceland launches coronavirus tracking app

Published 17 Apr 2020 13:23 CET | Iceland

The Icelandic Post and Telecom Agency has announced the launch of a Covid-19 tracing application for Iceland, available from Google Play and the App Store. The PTA encourages ...

Icelandic UFP upholds withdrawal of Yellowmobile frequency permit

Published 03 Apr 2020 14:45 CET | Iceland

The Icelandic Post and Telecom Administration (PTA) said the Appellate Committee for Telecommunications and Postal Affairs (UFP) has confirmed PTA's 23 August 2019 decision ...

Icelandic telecoms networks hold up well during virus outbreak

Published 03 Apr 2020 12:30 CET | Iceland

The Post and Telecom Administration said its weekly teleconference with telecoms operator on 02 April found there has been no change in the increased activity that occurred ...

NENT to launch Viaplay in Iceland in April, adds subtitles or dubbing for children's output

Published 26 Mar 2020 12:41 CET | Iceland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) is going ahead with the launch of its Viaplay streaming service in Iceland on 01 April. Viaplay will then be available in all five Nordic ...

Syn shareholders approve buyback, vote not to pay dividend

Published 20 Mar 2020 14:38 CET | Iceland

Vodafone Iceland parent company Syn  said shareholders at its AGM approved a motion not to pay a dividend for 2019. They also passed a proposal to authorise a share buy-back, ...

Siminn scraps data caps to help people avoid gatherings during coronavirus outbreak

Published 16 Mar 2020 13:16 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn said that during the coronavirus crisis, it will support people avoiding public gatherings by providing unlimited data to customers. They will not ...

Icelandic watchdog goes ahead with allocation of 5G spectrum to Nova, Siminn and Vodafone

Published 11 Mar 2020 10:07 CET | Iceland

The Icelandic Post and Telecom Administration (PTA) said it will go ahead with plans to allocate 5G frequency permits for 3.6 GHz spectrum to Nova, Siminn and Vodafone ...

Premis picks Syn Reykjavik data centre for IT systems

Published 03 Mar 2020 13:13 CET | Iceland

Syn said that hosting and software provider Premis has chosen the Reykjavik data centre co-owned by Vodafone Iceland to host its IT systems. The data centre located at ...