In the first half of 2017, the broadband internet penetration rate in Finnish households amounted to 93 percent. As of 2016, Elisa has been the leading provider for both fixed-line and mobile internet services. The number of fixed-line connections in Finland amounted to approximately 1.7 million in 2016, nearly 0.5 million of which fell into the speed range of 100Mbs or more. During the period of 2009 to 2016 overall, the number of high-speed subscriptions increased significantly at the expense of low-speed connections. As for mobile data subscriptions, the number of monthly subscription plans with unlimited data transfer increased by roughly one million from 2015 to 2016, amounting to nearly six million in 2016. According to an industry forecast, both mobile 3G and LTE 2.0 networks will reach 99 percent of the Finnish population by 2018.
Unlike the fixed-line and mobile network market led by Elisa, figures from the end of 2015 show that the largest amount of households (nearly 800,000) with a television platform in Finland were DNA customers. In 2016, there were over 1.6 million cable TV and a little over 400,000 IPTV subscriptions in the country. The number of both cable and IPTV subscriptions increased from 2011 to 2016. The price level measures indexed by the country’s communications regulatory body demonstrate the drop in prices for telecommunication services in Finland in recent years.