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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 7.35 m connections in 2020. Among them were 7.12 m 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 92% 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 m 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 122.55 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Finland ranked 37th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 52.94 Mbit/second was significantly lower (42nd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Finland comes 22nd with a download speed of 78.73 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 16 Mbit was enough for 33rd place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 from 180 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 - 2020

Broadband internet in Finland 2000 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Finland
Total
Finland
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users5.10 m92.17 %393.46 m87.87 %
Broadband users1.85 m33.38 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines225,000.004.07 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars7.12 m128.74 %541.96 m121.03 %