Mobile data transmission volume

Updated: 12 Mar 2021
Next update: 8 Oct 2021

The data is collected bi-annually. The data transfer volume in the mobile network has been reported in million 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). The volumes do not contain roaming traffic or data traffic from M2M subscriptions.


Mobile data usage grew to 52 gigabytes per Finn per month during the second half of 2020, which is 36 per cent more than the year before. The data usage varied greatly between subscription types. The average amount of data transferred per a data-only mobile broadband subscription per month was 82 gigabytes.

The data volumes have been calculated using the binary system.

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.