Prices of fixed broadband subscriptions dropped during the past few years

Published 06.08.2015

In the past few years, the prices of fixed broadband subscriptions have developed in a more affordable direction from the point of view of the consumer.

FICORA regularly collects price information from the public price lists of telecommunications operators. The list prices provide an indicative picture of the real price level and, most importantly, of its general development. They also allow regional differences and differences between speed categories to be reliably estimated. The prices do not include various offers, for example. The impact of offers, in turn, may be estimated by information collected by means of a consumer survey. While the average list price of a fixed broadband subscription was EUR 27–45 per month in the spring of 2015, depending on the connection speed, the average monthly price may be estimated to be EUR 26 during the same period on the basis of questions posed to consumers.

The list prices of fixed broadband subscriptions have fallen during the past few years in all speed categories. Most significantly, prices have fallen in subscriptions with a connection speed of 10–30 Mbps, whose prices fell by an average of 7 per cent compared to the previous year. There are regional differences in the prices of broadband subscriptions particularly in slower connection speeds, whose average prices are slightly lower in the Helsinki metropolitan area compared to the rest of the country. In contrast, there are in practice no regional price differences in the fast subscriptions of 30–100 Mbps.

The information on 2015 was collected during April and May.

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Figure: List prices of fixed broadband subscriptions 2011–2015

This article is a part of FICORA's Communications Sector Review 2/2015.

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