Speeds for fixed broadband subscriptions

Updated: 26 Oct 2018
Next update: 1 Mar 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 data transfer speed defined by the telecommunications operator from the network to the user.


Fixed-line broadband subscriptions in Finland have stagnated at around 1.7 million. Of these, 88 per cent are domestic. It can therefore be estimated that around 55 per cent of Finnish households had a fixed broadband connection at the end of June 2018.

High-speed connections of 100 Mbit/s or faster (download speed) have seen consistent growth. These high-speed broadband connections already represent 35 per cent of all fixed-line subscriptions. With a download speed of 100 Mbit/s or faster, one can, for example, watch several HD or higher resolution broadcasts while surfing the web.

The number of subscribers with a slower connection of 10 Mbit/s or lower has almost halved from last year. At the end of June, 91 per cent of all fixed-line broadband connections were 10 Mbit/s or faster.

Upload speeds also accelerated from last year. At the end of June, the upload speed of 12 per cent of all fixed broadband connections was at least 100 Mbit/s. However, around half had an upload speed of 10 Mbit/s or slower.

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