Telecommunication in Finland

The development of telecommunications in Finland is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +358, there were a total of 7.47 million connections in 2019. Among them were 7.15 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

The expansion of the broadband Internet in Finland is roughly equal to the EU average. Around 90% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 33% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 4.76 million webhosts, Finland is well above the world's average.


Back to overview: Finland

Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Finland 1990 - 2019




Broadband internet in Finland 2000 - 2019




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Finland 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019 Finland
Total
Finland
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 1.80 m 32.55 % 157.90 m 35.28 %
Mobile cellulars 7.15 m 129.52 % 547.36 m 122.31 %