Fibre optic systems, rural area, Iceland

The project was the design of and consulting on fibre optic systems in a rural area of Fjarðabyggð in East Iceland.

About this Project

Fjarðarbyggð municipality


Fjarðabyggð, East Iceland


The project's objective

The first part of the project involved a preliminary and cost analysis for the installation of fibre optic system in a rural area of Fjarðabyggð, the largest municipality in East Iceland that extends from Mjóifjörður in the north to Stöðvarfjörður in the south.

In the latter half of the project, the fibre optic system was detail designed, cable routes chosen and tender documents written. The work also included communication and negotiation with co-partners, applications of funding to the National Telecommunications Fund, and more.

Environmental issues

The whole project was focused on minimising environmental impact. Visibility of the installation of the fibre optic system was reduced as much as possible and the materials were carefully chosen with the aim that they would cause minimal environmental damage.

EFLA's role

  • Consulting
  • Design of fibber optic systems in rural areas
  • Contracts and applications requests