Reykjavik Fibre is Iceland most expansive fibre-to-the-home network

Reykjavik Fibre Network

Our network

Gagnaveita Reykjavíkur (Reykjavik Fibre Network) builds and runs one of the world’s most advanced and unique True Open Access Fibre Networks. The network is already offering 100% Fibre to the Home (FTTH) connectivity in the City of Reykjavik and will connect every urban home in neighboring towns by 2018. The network is rapidly increasing its footprint, in order to connect more businesses, government buildings and other organisations. The network offers gigabit connections to homes, which are easily upgradable to 10 gigabits in the very near future.

The network is the most wonderful dream come true. The average internet connection worldwide is just 3.5 megabits per second and in many developed countries the average is just above 10 megabits per second. In Reykjavik you can easily get 500 megabits per second. That incredibly fast speed isn’t just a one-way download speed. It is symmetrical, so it has the same speed up and down. In countries like the UK, many major broadband providers described download speeds of 76 megabits as “superfast”, but by Icelandic standards that is “superslow”.

Reykjavik Fibre Network is Open Access, which means that it can be used by multiple providers, offering multiple services, even at the same premise at the same time. Consumers could for example buy their voice services from one provider, their broadband and television services from another.