Føroya Tele (Faroese Telecom)

Føroya Tele Faroese Telecom logo

Company Name

P/F FT-SAMSKIFTI

Ownership Type

State/Government Owned

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Føroya Tele is a mobile network operator servicing the Faroe Islands. The company has a history dating back to 1906 as the incumbent fixed telecommunications service provider for the islands. The state-owned provider Føroya Løgtings was converted into a public limited company in 1998 with 100% share ownership by the State Government of the Faroe Islands. In 2014 the company branded its mobile services under the Ver banner.

The company has provided 2G GSM services over the 900 MHz band since October 1998, and November 2009 launched 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz) and B8 (900 MHz). 4G LTE came to the islands in December 2015 over the B3 (1800 MHz) band, with data rates up to 260 Mbps advertised from its 4G+ (LTE-A) network. The 4G LTE-A data rates match a 20 MHz + 15 MHz 2C arrangement, however it is noted that FT-SAMSKIFTI holds only a single paired 20 MHz LTE operating licence (1710 / 1805 MHz centre frequencies). Confirmation from Føroya Tele has been sought.

Føroya Tele 5G

In October 2018 Føroya Tele in partnership with Huawei announced that the islands would become among the world's first to implement 5G NR. Rollout is expected to take place during 2019.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2009-11 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2015-12]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features -
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
20 MHz Active
15 MHz Active
5G NR Network Information

Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Type Status Planned
Max. MIMO - Max. Modulation -
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus