|Updated: 17.10.2013 - Next update: 16.4.2014|
Volume of high-speed fixed broadband network subscriptions continues to growThe number of fixed network subscriptions continued its growth in the usual manner during the first half of 2013. FTTH subscriptions using optical fibre, Ethernet subscriptions and cable television network broadband subscriptions became more popular, which is why the total volume of fixed broadband subscriptions continued its slow growth. Also, the nominal connection speeds increased since as many as 63% of fixed subscriptions had been sold at a speed of 10 Mbps. About 13% of the subscriptions reached 100 Mbps.
Finnish Communication Regulatory Authority FICORA
Description of indicator
The data is collected bi-annually. The subscriptions have been reported in the number of pieces according to 30 June and 31 December.
The minimum speed of a broadband subscription from the network to the user is 144 kbit/s. The number of subscriptions includes both prepaid subscriptions, which are paid for in advance, and postpaid subscriptions, which are paid afterwards, and which form the majority of the subscription volume. The broadband subscription volume contains both consumer and corporate subscriptions.
DSL subscriptions are broadband subscriptions based on a metallic telephone network. So far, ADSL has been the most popular DSL technology, but it has already been largely replaced by VDSL technology, among others.
Cable modem subscriptions are implemented by the cable television network.
Here, a mobile broadband subscription refers to a mobile subscription with a broadband connection speed and a fixed, monthly charge without spend limits set in advance.
Other broadband connections include, among others, apartment building subscriptions where the building is connected to the data transfer network by a fibre-optic connection, as well as various wireless solutions based on radio technology.