|Updated: 17.10.2013 - Next update: 16.4.2014|
Growth of mobile telephone services frozeUntil 2013, the number of mobile subscriptions had been on a steady increase, although the pace has slowed steadily over the past years. During the first half of 2013, the number of mobile subscriptions began to fall for the first time. From January to the end of June, their number had decreased by about 10,000 in Finland.
The same downturn is prevalent in the use of mobile telephone services. The number of call minutes made during the first half of the year has been higher than in the previous period, but lower compared to the same period a year ago. The sending of text messages dropped for the second half-year period in a row. However, there was increased growth in the use of multimedia messages and data transfer services.
Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority
Description of indicator
The data is collected bi-annually. Call minutes and the number of messages have been reported in millions during the time periods of 1 January - 30 June and 1 July - 31 December.
Fixed network call minutes contain the total number of call minutes made by household and corporate customers from the fixed network (including local, national and international calls, calls to service and freephone numbers and national corporate numbers and mobile subscriptions).
The number of minutes of mobile calls made in Finland (subscriptions or prepaid) by household and corporate customers is included in the title 'Mobile call minutes'.
The number of SMS messages includes all text messages sent in Finland.
The number of MMS messages includes all multimedia messages sent in Finland.