Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:10

82% of Icelandic homes passed

Fibre to the home penetration in Iceland as of year 2019

FTTH penetration in Iceland 2019

​Iceland is now second place in Europe for FTTH penetration - 72% of homes passed by RFN

Reykjavik Fibre Network has now connected it’s 100.000 home to their Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in the municipality of Árborg. 82% of Icelandic homes are now connected to FTTH networks and according to IDATE DigiWorld’s report 2018Q3, Iceland is now second place in Europe for FTTH penetration. Latvia is number one, leading by fractions. RFN itself has 72% of homes passed in Iceland.

Kopar á móti ljósleiðara lok árs 2017


In the next few years, RFN has plans to reach at least 86% of Icelandic homes. RFN is currently completing connections in Árborg, Reykjanesbær and Vogar Vatnleysuströnd. If we only account for RFN's plans, over 90% of homes will be passed in the year 2023. This is in accordance with the government's plan to fully connect Iceland with fibre optics before 2023.

Erling Freyr, CEO of RFN

“I just love to see all our hard work coming to fruition and to realise that we are a leader among European nations. Iceland is second to only Latvia when it comes to FTTH penetration in Europe. We are confident in saying that this empowers Iceland and is crucial for innovation, democracy and quality of life.“