Mobile data transmission volume

Updated: 16 Apr 2018
Next update: 5 Oct 2018

The data is collected bi-annually. The data transfer volume in the mobile network has been reported in terabytes, i.e. in thousands gigabytes during the time periods of 1 January to 30 June and 1 July to 31 December according to results.

The data transferred in the mobile network includes the packet switched data traffic sent from or received to telecommunications operators' mobile subscriptions at a given time. The volume contains both the traffic the user has sent (uploaded) and the traffic the user has received (downloaded).


In the second half of 2017, average consumption of mobile data in the mobile network was almost 26 gigabytes per Finn. As expected, there was a significant difference between mobile broadband subscriptions and mobile subscriptions. While voice&data subscribers transferred around 10 GB of data per month, data-only subscribers consumed almost 37 GB. As there are a lot more mobile subscriptions, the data transfer load in the mobile network was divided almost equally between the two types.

Data transfer saw growth of over 40% in the second half of 2017 compared to H2-2016. Growth continued to be strong, but the relative growth rate is slowing down.

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.