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 7.62 million connections in 2018. Among them were 7.30 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.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Finland is back. Around 89% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 31% 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

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 - 2018




Broadband internet in Finland 2000 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Finland 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Finland
Total
Finland
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 4.90 m 88.89 % 431.28 m 84.04 %
Broadband users 1.74 m 31.48 % 179.62 m 35.00 %
Landlines 323,000.00 5.85 % 197.06 m 38.40 %
Mobile cellulars 7.30 m 132.29 % 624.52 m 121.69 %