|Updated: 5.4.2013 - Next update: 16.10.2013|
Call minutes dropped at the end of 2012
During the second half of 2012, the number of call minutes made from the mobile network decreased for the first time. At annual level, the drop is small (under one per cent). Even though the change is relatively small, it can be a significant change, because the number of mobile call minutes has increased so far continuously. Whether the change in question is a seasonal variation or a real change in the development, can be seen in the future.
The number of text and multimedia messages continued to increase in 2012. Compared to the previous year, the use of multimedia messages grew by one quarter. The growth of the text message volumes waned in the latter half of the year. Nevertheless, the use of text messages increased clearly as well at annual level.
The number of call minutes made from the fixed telephone network decreased over 15 per cent during 2012. The decrease has continued and at the same time it has slowed down slightly in comparison with the previous years.
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.