Vodafone Iceland, officially registered as Fjarskipti hf, is an Icelandic telecommunications entity franchised under the Vodafone brand. The company was founded in 1998 as Íslandssími, and became Og Vodafone hf in 2003 following the merger of TAL, Halló-Frjáls Fjarskipti, and Íslandssími. The company was rebranded to Vodafone Iceland in 2006. The company, despite bearing the Vodafone trademark, is not owned by the Vodafone Group. Instead, it operates independently under the ownership of Sýn, an Icelandic company. The Vodafone brand and associated advertising styles are franchised to Vodafone Iceland, making it the partner network to hold the Vodafone brand. The company was formerly known as Og Vodafone until October 5, 2006, when it rebranded to its current name. The company provides a range of telecommunications services, including mobile (4G/5G), fixed-line, ADSL, VDSL, and fiber internet services to both individuals and businesses.

Alias
Sýn hf.
Country
Type
Network Operator
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3G Network

The company has provided 2G GSM over 900 and 1800 MHz bands since April 1998. 3G UMTS services were launched in December 2007 and upgraded to HSPA+ in August 2013. The company entered into a 50-50 network sharing agreement with Nova in November 2013, to operate a shared mobile network under a newly established common infrastructure company.

The network shutdown was announced for years-end 2024.

    Network Frequency Band Status Known UARFCNs
    Active
    Date Event Subtype
    Launch of 3G Network
    Launch

    4G Network

    Vodafone launched its 4G LTE network in July 2013 over B20 (800 MHz), adding B3 (1800 MHz) and B1 (2100 MHz) in conjunction with Nova, following spectrum acquisition over 2016 and 2017.

      4G Frequency Bands
      Network Frequency Band Max. Channel Bandwidth Status Known EARFCNs
      20
      Active
      499
      20
      Active
      10
      Active
      3550
      20
      Active
      6350
      Date Event Subtype
      Launch of 4G Network
      Launch

      5G Network

      In September 2020, Vodafone Iceland activated its first trial 5G transmitter with the intention of building a 5G network in the capital area over the next 2 years.

      Vodafone holds D3600 5G spectrum (3700MHz-3800MHz).

        Date Event Subtype