Telecommunications industry in Finland - Statistics & Facts

In 2017, the telecommunications industry in Finland generated a turnover of roughly 3.5 billion euros. Nearly two billion came from mobile network operations, increasing from the previous year. As of 2017, one mobile network service subscription generated 185 euros per year in retail revenue. The investment rate of fixed-line networks was the highest among all telecommunication operations, amounting to 22 percent of the annual revenue. Considering the total market revenue from fixed-line, mobile and TV and radio operations in 2017, Elisa held the largest market share at 35 percent, closely followed by TeliaSonera (as of 2017 part of Telia Company). The third key player in the Finnish telecommunications sector is DNA which held 20 percent of the Finnish telecommunications market.

In the first half of 2017, the broadband internet penetration rate in Finnish households amounted to 93 percent. As of 2017, Elisa has been the leading provider for both fixed-line and mobile internet services. Roughly 40 percent of fixed internet connections in Finland fall to the speed range of 10 to 30 Mbps, while 30 percent were between 100 and 300 Mbps. As for mobile data subscriptions, a third of all subscriptions were from 30 to 100 Mbps. According to an industry forecast, both mobile 3G and LTE 2.0 networks will reach 99 percent of the Finnish population by 2019.

As of 2018, cable and terrestrial TV were the most common TV reception methods in Finnish households. According to the same survey, approximately 10 percent had an IPTV connection. In 2017, there were over 1.65 million cable TV and nearly 440 thousand IPTV subscriptions in the country. The number of both cable and IPTV subscriptions increased from 2011 to 2017. 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.

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