A quarter of the households' fixed broadband subscriptions have a high-speed connection

Published 17.09.2015

At the end of June 2015, already a quarter of the households' broadband subscriptions had a speed of at least 100 Mbps. Subscriptions using DSL technology in the fixed network dropped by 70,000 at the beginning of the year, whereas subscriptions using ethernet, FTTH and cable modem technology grew.

The volume of mobile data continues to grow strong

According to FICORA's newest statistics, Finns are increasingly often using data transfer services with their mobile subscriptions. The volume of data transferred grew by 40 per cent during the first half of the year. At the same time, the number of calls and text messages continued to decrease. In contrast, the call minutes remained unchanged, which means that calls from mobile phones are increasingly rare but the calls made are longer.

Total number of fixed broadband subscriptions declined

The number of fixed broadband subscriptions declined by 30,000 subscriptions during the first half of the year. At the same time, the number of mobile subscriptions used only for data transfer increased by 80,000 subscriptions. The total number of subscriptions in the mobile network remained almost unchanged, as the number of less data-orientated subscriptions decreased.

Telephone and data transfer services becoming increasingly less expensive for consumers

The prices for mobile phone services and fixed broadband subscriptions have dropped measured by the average monthly price paid by consumers during the last few years. For example, consumers paid 21 euros for a fixed broadband subscriptions last year, and the price declined by 2 euros during the first half of this year. In 2014, a Finnish household-dwelling unit used an average of 53 euros per month for telephone and broadband services.

The information is based on FICORA's review which provides comprehensive information on the development of the sector in Finland in the first half of 2015. The review discusses, for example, issues related to communications services, information security and the operability of communications networks.

FICORA's Communications Sector Review is available in Finnish. The Review will be published in English soon.

Further information

Joonas Orkola, Head of Sector Intelligence, tel. +358 295 390493

Hanne Mikkonen, Communications Market Specialist, tel. +358 295 390 652

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