More than half a million 100 Mbps fixed broadband subscriptions in Finland

Published 26.10.2017 | Updated 07.11.2017

Fixed and mobile broadband speeds continue to grow, FICORA statistics on the first half of 2017 show. The total number of subscriptions remained almost unchanged. An increasing number of mobile plans include unlimited data.

In the first half of 2017, the number of fixed broadband subscriptions of 100 Mbps or above exceeded half a million for the first time. At the end of June, the number totalled around 510,000. More than 30,000 of Finnish fixed broadband connections had a transfer speed of 300 Mbps or more, with almost half of them reaching a speed of 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps).


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Image 1. Number of fixed broadband subscriptions by speed category

The number of household mobile broadband subscriptions with unlimited data climbed above five million. Mobile subscriptions with limited data decreased correspondingly at businesses as well as at home.

Also data transfer speed limitations decreased in the mobile network. Approximately 2 million mobile subscriptions included a minimum limitation of 100 Mbps. The number of 100 Mbps mobile subscriptions increased as much as by one third in the first half. Around 70,000 of the mobile subscriptions sold had a data transfer speed of 300 Mbps or higher.

These changes were also reflected in the data volumes. Mobile data usage continued on a strong growth path but percentage growth showed signs of slowing down. In the first half of 2017, mobile data was transferred at an average monthly volume of 22 gigabytes per user, up 57% from last year. In line with previous trends, SMS usage declined by 15% and voice call minutes by 2% from the first half of 2016.

The statistics data are also available in a single table.

Further information:

Joonas Orkola, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 (0) 295390 493
Petri Järvikuona, Communications Market Specialist, tel. +358 (0) 295 390 104

E-mail addresses firstname.lastname(at)ficora.fi.

Key words: Internet , Broadband , Mobile broadband , Speed , Text messages , News , Statistics

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