Speeds for fixed broadband subscriptions

Updated: 15 Mar 2019
Next update: 11 Oct 2019

The number of fixed-line subscriptions contains all the subscriptions acquired by households and companies. In the statistics, fixed-line broadband subscriptions cover all the broadband subscriptions that have been implemented otherwise than through a mobile network, i.e. also subscriptions using radio technology.

All fixed-line subscriptions have been classified according to their nominal data transfer speed. Data transfer speed means here the maximum data transfer speed (the upper limit of the speed category) referred to in the subscriber connection agreement from the network to the user.


There were 1,737,000 fixed broadband subscriptions in Finland at end of 2018. The number of household subscriptions, in particular, has been on the rise for years, and at the end of 2018, it exceeded 1.5 million for the first time.

By the end of 2018, only 7% of all fixed broadband subscriptions had a download speed of less than 10 Mbps. The share of very fast subscriptions (download speed of at least 100Mbps) is growing steadily and reached 36% at the end of the year. Upload speeds grow slower than download speeds. At the end of 2018, 92% of fixed broadband subscriptions had an upload speed of less than 100 Mbps, which is almost the same as in 2017.

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.