Calls and messages

Updated: 15 Mar 2019
Next update: 11 Oct 2019

The data is collected bi-annually. Call minutes and the number of messages have been reported in millions during the time periods of 1 January to 30 June and 1 July to 31 December.

Fixed network call minutes contain the total number of call minutes made by household and corporate customers from the fixed network (including local, national and international calls, calls to service and freephone numbers and national corporate numbers and mobile subscriptions).

The number of minutes of mobile calls made in Finland (subscriptions or prepaid) by household and corporate customers is included in the title 'Mobile call minutes'.

The number of SMS messages includes all text messages sent in Finland.

The number of MMS messages includes all multimedia messages sent in Finland.


From 1st of July 2018 to the end December 2018, Finns on average talked on their mobile phones for 219 minutes and sent 29 text messages per month.

At the end of 2018, there were 320,000 fixed telephone subscriptions. 63% of these subscriptions were used by businesses. Fixed telephone subscriptions in households had decreased by 20% to 120,000 subscriptions in one year.

More statistics related to telephone and broadband services as well as further information on the development of these can be found on Traficom's statistics pages.