Half of fixed broadband subscriptions had data rate of at least 10 Mbit/s - high rate is a bridge to new services
The development of fixed broadband subscription volumes has been moderate in the past years. However, the quality of connections - measured by nominal data transfer speed - has improved considerably. As recently as in mid-2009s, only one subscription out of ten provided a speed of at least 10 Mbit/s. In three years, their share had grown to cover half of all fixed broadband subscriptions. In practice, a broadband connection providing such a data transfer speed enables the reception of television broadcasts, for example.
The popularity of mobile data transfer services grew in a stable manner during the first half of 2012. The number of mobile data transfer subscriptions with monthly payments totaled 4.1 million at the end of June 2012. Especially the number of subscriptions based on monthly payments with limited usage grew strongly. In addition, mobile broadband subscriptions with unlimited usage also retained their popularity.
Fixed telephone subscriptions running low ─ more than 9 million mobile subscriptions
Based on the call minutes made by Finns, it can be stated that call services are about as popular as before. But, increasingly more often, these calls are made from a mobile line. For the first time, the number of fixed subscriptions sank under a million. At the same time, mobile subscription volumes crossed 9 million subscriptions.
The review is based on operator-reported data from January to June 2012. The market review discusses key changes in the communications market.
Market review 6/2012 [PDF, 583 KB]
Joonas Orkola, Communications Market Specialist, tel. +358 9 6966 734, +358 40 486 6018
Jukka-Pekka Juutinen, Communications Market Specialist, tel.+358 9 6966 433, +358 40 359 1091