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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 ...

Siminn announces prices changes, service migrations on 01 April

Published 02 Mar 2020 12:38 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn said it will be changing the prices of several of its services on 01 April and reminded customers that they have the right to cancel their contracts ...

Syn Q4 revenue drops 9%, goodwill impairment causes net loss

Published 27 Feb 2020 12:18 CET | Iceland

Vodafone Iceland parent company Syn said that revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 fell by 9 percent to ISK 4.94 billion from a restated ISK 5.42 billion in Q4 2018. The ...

Siminn expects better EBITDA margin in 2020 after rise in Q4 revenue and earnings

Published 21 Feb 2020 11:14 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn said it is well positioned for 2020 despite the country's slower economy, and it expects an improved EBITDA margin and stronger cash flow compared ...

Syn declares goodwill impairment ahead of FY results

Published 06 Feb 2020 12:02 CET | Iceland

Vodafone Iceland parent company Syn has declared a goodwill write-down of ISK 2.5 billion for its full-year 2019 results, concerning the purchase of assets and operations of ...

Siminn announces arrival of eSIMs in Iceland

Published 05 Feb 2020 12:22 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn said that embedded SIM cards are now available in the country. Siminn will begin providing eSIM support for Samsung smart watches shortly, and later ...

Icelandic regulator extends 5G consultation deadline until 01 February

Published 17 Jan 2020 11:57 CET | Iceland

The Icelandic Post and Telecom Administration (PTA) said it is extending the deadline for comments on its 5G spectrum allocation plans to 01 February from 17 January. In ...

Siminn raises prices in February

Published 02 Jan 2020 12:07 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn said it is changing the prices of several services from 01 February. Customers are encouraged to read the updated terms for its internet and ...

Icelandic court denies Syn leave to appeal against Siminn in competition damages case

Published 31 Dec 2019 11:20 CET | Iceland

Vodafone Iceland parent company Syn said the Supreme Court has rejected its request to appeal in the case against Siminn. It had sought to claim for damages from Siminn for ...

Siminn sponsors next year's round-Iceland cycling race Cyclothon

Published 23 Dec 2019 13:20 CET | Iceland

The Icelandic operator Siminn said it will be the sponsor of the next year's edition of the annual relay race, WOW Cyclothon. The 2020 race from 23-26 June will run under the ...

Icelandic regulator seeks comments on plans to allocate 3.6 GHz spectrum for 5G to Siminn, Vodafone and Nova

Published 23 Dec 2019 12:03 CET | Iceland

The Icelandic Post and Telecom Administration (PTA) is running a hearing with a 17 January deadline for comments on plans to allocate frequency permits in the 3.6 GHz band ...

Icelandic operators discuss infrastructure sharing after storm

Published 20 Dec 2019 13:00 CET | Iceland

Siminn, Syn and Nova have signed a letter of intent to negotiate the possibility of sharing and jointly developing telecommunications infrastructure. This would reduce ...

Syn announces departure of COO Sveinsson, says Halldorsson becomes managing director

Published 05 Dec 2019 14:33 CET | Iceland

Syn, the parent company of Vodafone Iceland said that Yngvi Halldorsson has been appointed as Syn managing director, joining the executive board. He has therefore resigned ...

Icelandic PTA receives request for 3.4-3.8 GHz spectrum during consultation

Published 05 Dec 2019 12:29 CET | Iceland

Iceland's Post and Telecommunications Administration (PTA) said it has published the results of the consultation opened in February concerning the allocation of the frequency ...

Siminn stops automatic mobile data top-ups on 01 January

Published 02 Dec 2019 12:27 CET | Iceland

Icelandic operator Siminn said it is changing the way it deals with mobile allowance depletion from 01 January 2020. It will no longer apply an automatic top-up, but will let ...

PTA fines Siminn ISK 9 mln over video streaming service distribution breach

Published 29 Nov 2019 13:23 CET | Iceland

Icelandic communications regulator PTA said is imposing a fine of ISK 9.0 million on Siminn for breach of paragraph 5 of article 45 of the media law. The watchdog received ...

Icelandic fibre connections expand 27% in H1, mobile data traffic up 50.4%

Published 29 Nov 2019 13:04 CET | Iceland

Icelandic communications regulator PTA has published its telecoms sector report for the first half of 2019, showing a 6 percent drop in fixed telephone lines from H1 2018, a ...

Icelandic regulator approves Mila pricing for broadband service node for Blonduos data centre

Published 20 Nov 2019 11:51 CET | Iceland

Icelandic communications regulator PTA said it has approved Mila's new wholesale tariff for 100 Gbps broadband serving a new node for a data centre at Blonduos. The monthly ...

Syn mulls Supreme Court appeal over competition damage claim against Siminn

Published 11 Nov 2019 12:22 CET | Iceland

Vodafone Iceland parent company Syn said the Court of Appeal has rejected its claim for damages from Siminn for violating competition laws, as well as Siminn's counterclaim ...