Finnish average mobile data use reaches 26 GB in H2

Thursday 8 March 2018 | 12:13 CET | News

Finnish communications regulator Ficora said that in the second half of 2017, average consumption of data on the mobile network was almost 26 GB per Finn. For mobile subscriptions, usage averaged out at 10 GB and for mobile broadband subscriptions, it was almost 37 GB. The total number of mobile subscriptions remained almost unchanged at 9.5 million in 2017.

By 31 December, two thirds of subscriptions were for mobile voice and data, one fifth were mobile broadband subscriptions (data-only), and about 10 percent of subscriptions were voice only.

At the end of 2017, almost 111,000 of all mobile subscriptions sold had a data transfer speed of 300 Mbps or higher. Volumes grew in both the maximum 10 Mbps category and the 100 Mbps or more category, while sales declined in the medium categories.

In the second half of 2017, data transfer saw growth of over 40 percent compared to H2 2016. The number of mobile voice call minutes decreased by 1 percent and the number of text messages by 13 percent. In the second half of 2017, Finns talked on their mobile phones for almost 224 minutes and sent 33 SMS per month.

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