Hatteras Networks on Thursday announced that it would work with Míla, Iceland’s incumbent and largest operator, to deploy and integrate the country’s first mid-band Ethernet service offering.

Under the contract, Hatteras Networks will be the sole equipment supplier.

“We are leveraging Hatteras Networks’ mid-band Ethernet solutions to deliver a comprehensive suite of two to 45Mbps metro Ethernet services where fiber is not yet available,” Eva Magnusdottir, director of sales and marketing for Míla, said in a statement. “Mid-band Ethernet enables us to deliver a highly compelling service offering to our business and wholesale customers that blends fixed-line services, such as traditional voice, voice over IP and IPTV, with support for wireless and mobile-based services.”

Hatteras Networks mid-band Ethernet equipment enables Míla to offset the high cost of trenching fiber. With Hatteras Networks’ equipment, Míla has created a highly flexible foundation on which it can build and offer a wide range of traditional and IP-based services that easily integrate into its network core.

“The market for mid-band Ethernet solutions across Europe and North America is rapidly evolving and maturing as a means for service providers to respond to the demands of their business customers for resilient, high-bandwidth access services,” said Camille Mendler, vice president of Yankee Group’s Enterprise Research group. “Míla is a perfect example of how quickly carriers can evaluate and launch mid-band Ethernet services without ever physically meeting the equipment supplier.”