Almost every third fixed broadband subscriber in Finland has broadband at 100 Mbps or above

Published 20.03.2018

The number of fixed broadband subscriptions in Finland amounted to 1.71 million at the end of 2017. The number has remained stable for a while now, while transmission speeds have gone up.

Connections with a download speed of 100 Mbps or more made up 32 per cent of all broadband subscriptions, while only 6 per cent boasted a similar upload speed. More than half of all connections had an upload speed of less than 10 Mbps. The upload speed is of key importance for example for cloud services and video conferencing.

Around 100,000 subscribers upgraded their download speed to 30 Mbps or more in 2017. So far, less than 20,000 subscribers have gigabit broadband.

The increased speeds are partly explained by the spread of fibre-based broadband, while copper connections continue to show a downward trend. In 780,000 of the broadband connections, fibre reached the boundary of the plot or building, while more than 100,000 were fully fibre-based connections (FTTH). The number of cable modem subscribers remained almost unchanged in 2017 — counting for a quarter of all broadband subscribers in Finland.

Household landlines totalled only 150,000, down almost a quarter from the previous year.

Further information:

Marja Heinonen, Communications Market Specialist, tel. +358 295 390 306, email firstname.lastname(at)ficora.fi
Joonas Orkola, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 390 493, email firstname.lastname(at)ficora.fi, Twitter: @JoonasOrkola

Key words: Internet , Broadband , Land-line phone , Mobile broadband , Speed , Subscription , News , Statistics

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