Finland - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


Finland’s high broadband penetration has been the result of astute regulatory measures which have encouraged market competition. Companies have also been keen to invest in new technologies in a bid to address demand for improved services among customers. The government has set demanding broadband delivery targets and is working towards targets to be achieved by 2025 and 2030 which incorporate a mix of fixed-line and mobile technologies, with the former focussed on FttP and DOCSIS3.1 technologies and the latter on gigabit LTE and 5G.

The incumbent telco Telia remains the dominant player in the DSL sector, but there is an ongoing shift away from DSL to fibre networks.

This report profiles Finland’s fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with developments in related technologies such as FttP, powerline broadband, wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and internet via satellite. It also provides broadband subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

  • Elisa trials Nokia's XGS-PON technology providing data at up to 10Gb/s;
  • Government prepares national broadband targets for 2025 and 2030;
  • DNA contracts Teleste to provide DOCSIS3.1 equipment;
  • Telia trials technology in Helsinki with Huawei;
  • DSL subscriber base shrinks as customers migrate to fibre infrastructure;
  • DNA launches 1Gb/s broadband service;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2018, telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

DNA, Telia, Finnet, Elisa

Table of Contents

  • Introduction and statistical overview

    • Market analysis
    • National Broadband Strategy
      • Broadband for All project
    • Universal Service
    • Broadband statistics
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

    • DNA
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

    • Very High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

  • Other fixed broadband services

    • Broadband Powerline (BPL)
    • Fixed wireless
      • Wireless LANS
      • WiMAX/Wi-Fi
      • Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Historic - Broadband subscribers by platform; cable, DSL – 2000 – 2008

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Change in fixed broadband subscriber base and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 2 – Change in fixed broadband subscriber base by platform – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Change in fixed broadband connections by data rate – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Market share of broadband connections by data rate – 2007 - 2018
  • Chart 5 – Change in broadband market share of subscribers by operator – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Growth in the number of DNA’s broadband subscribers – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 7 – Growth in the number of Elisa broadband subscribers – 2004 – 2019
  • Chart 8 – Change in the number of Telia Finland’s broadband subscribers – 2004 – 2019
  • Chart 9 – Decline in Telia Finland’s broadband ARPU – 2006 – 2019
  • Chart 10 – Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018

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Last updated 14 Sep 2019
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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