Mobile broadband subscriptions exceeded all other broadband subscriptions

Data transmission in mobile networks continued to grow significantly in 2010. This shows both in the number of subscriptions and in the volume of data transferred. Especially the number of mobile broadband subscriptions increased significantly: at the end of the year, there were over 1.6 million mobile broadband subscriptions in Finland, which is 720,000 more than the year before. On the other hand, the number of fixed broadband connections also started to increase during the second half of the year, even though the curve had earlier showed a decreasing trend. In all, the number of broadband subscriptions was nearly 3.2 million. The number of subscriptions grew from the previous year by 29 per cent to nearly 3.2 million.

Moving rapidly towards faster broadband connections

The transfer towards faster data transmission escalated in 2010. At the end of the year, over a half of all fixed broadband subscriptions had a download speed of at least 4 Mbps, while a year earlier the share was approximately a third. Mobile broadband subscriptions also gained a higher nominal speed. 56 per cent of all broadband connections had a download speed of 2 Mbps or more.

The status of TV is still strong, even though the young watch many programmes on the internet

The traditional television retained its strong position in 2010. Transmissions received directly via internet have not become very common in other age groups than the young. Television viewing in Finnish households was almost as popular as in the few previous years, i.e. nearly three hours a day.

The young have changed their TV viewing habits the most: according to their own estimate, they watch programmes over the internet more than before while the time spent on watching TV has decreased. The older age groups' viewing habits remained practically unchanged.

Key words: Internet , Broadband , Statistics , Surveys


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