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 7.42 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.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 111.04 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Finland ranked 34th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 46.56 Mbit/second was significantly lower (41st place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Finland comes 26th with a download speed of 58.03 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 15 Mbit was enough for 44th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various 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 connection.


Access to the Internet in Finland from 1990 - 2019




Broadband internet in Finland 2000 - 2019




Landlines 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Finland
Total
Finland
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users1.80 m32.55 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines269,000.004.87 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars7.15 m129.52 %547.36 m122.31 %