Telecommunications in Iceland

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Telecommunications in Iceland is a diversified market.

Services[edit]

Internet[edit]

Data centres[edit]

Internet service providers[edit]

The largest Internet service providers in Iceland:

  1. Iceland Telecom (Síminn hf)
  2. Vodafone Iceland (Fjarskipti ehf)
  3. HIVE (IP-fjarskipti ehf)
  4. Vortex (Hringiðan ehf)

Internet hosting service[edit]

Iceland has numerous internet hosting services:

  • (1984 ehf)
  • Advania (Advania hf)
  • (Davíð og Golíat ehf)
  • (FlokiNET ehf)
  • Iceland Telecom (Síminn hf)
  • (Netmiðlar ehf)
  • (Netvistun ehf)
  • (Nethönnun ehf)
  • (Tölvuþjónustan Geymir sf)
  • Vodafone Iceland (Fjarskipti ehf)
  • Vortex (Hringiðan ehf)

Internet exchange point[edit]

Iceland has an internet exchange point called the Reykjavik Internet Exchange (RIX).

Submarine cables[edit]

Internet and telephone services rely on submarine communications cables for external traffic:

Mail[edit]

Print[edit]

Radio[edit]

Telephone[edit]

Landline[edit]

As of 2010 there are 152,895 landlines in use in Iceland of which 132,069 are PSTN. Since the peak number of 196,528 total landlines in 2001 there has been a decrease of 43,633 landlines as of 2009.

Mobile[edit]

As of 2010 there are 341,077 active GSM (2G) and UMTS (3G) subscriptions in use in Iceland. In 2010, all NMT (1G) networks were shut down. Nova was first to offer 4G[1] followed by Siminn.

Numbering[edit]

There are no area codes in Iceland, and all telephone numbers have seven digits. The international dialling code is +354. Due to the Icelandic naming system, people are listed by their first name in the telephone directory, and not by their last name (which is usually patronym, or, rarely, a matronym).

Television[edit]

Television in Iceland began in September 1966.

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