Telecommunications in Iceland

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Iceland has a diversified communications market that consists of multiple ISP, NSP, and cellular companies. These companies provide Internet, telephony, and video services either unbundled or bundled in triple-play offerings via broadband and wireless networks.

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Services

Telephones

Fixed telephones

In Iceland, there are 196,984 (2001) fixed line telephones in use. The trunk network consists of coaxial and fiber optic cables and microwave radio relay links. Iceland shares the Inmarsat earth station with the other Nordic countries and is connected to two Intelsats in the Atlantic Ocean. Iceland is connected to the DANICE, FARICE-1, Greenland Connect, and CANTAT-3 submarine communications cables.

Mobile telephones

There are 325,037 (308,160 GSM, 16,877 NMT) mobile phones in use (2007).

Broadband

There are 88,253 xDSL subscriber connections as of June 30 2007

Numbering

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).

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