Internet World Stats

Internet World Stats > European Union > Finland


Internet Usage Stats and Telecom Reports

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden on the west, Norway on the north and Russia on the east. Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland. Like other Nordic countries, Finland has liberalized its economy since the late 1980s, when financial and product market regulation were loosened. Some state enterprises have been privatized and modest tax cuts made. Finland joined the European Union in 1995, and the Eurozone in 1999.

Internet Usage Statistics:
5,117,660 Internet users as of Nov/15, 93.5% of the population, according to IWS.

Latest Population Estimate:
5,471,753 population for 2015, according to U.S Census Bureau.

Gross Domestic Product:
GDP per capita is US$ 47,380 according to I.M.F.

Country Size (Area):
Finland has 338,145 sq km - Population density is 16 persons per sq km.

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pop.

GDP p.c.

Usage Source




37.1 %






53.4 %






62.3 %






85.3 %






93.5 %



GDP, is per capita in current U.S. dollars, per I.M.F. data.

Finland Official Statistics Page
Finnish Statistics

Search Engines and Directories:
Finnish Search Engines

Finland - Country Profile

Finland in the Wikipedia
Finland history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Finland in the CIA World Factbook
Finland economy information, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

Finnish Culture and Etiquette
Understanding local language, culture, etiquette and taboos
is of great value to the traveller or visiting business person.

BBC - Finland Profile

Finland Telecommunications Market Reports

Finland Broadband Market, Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
Finland has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in Europe. The incumbent, TeliaSonera, is the dominant player in the DSL sector, while there is also a vibrant cable network presence in urban areas. The completed digital 450MHz network provided the country with the world’s first national wireless broadband network, while Oslo also benefited from a commercial LTE launch in December 2009. This report profiles Finland’s fixed and wireless broadband markets in 2010, together with developments in related technologies such as FttH, powerline broadband, wireless broadband, WiFi and Internet via satellite. It also provides broadband forecasts till 2019.
See table of contents and report summary.

Finland Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts
Finland has a small but an advanced telecom market that has been an early adopter of technologies. The national incumbent, Sonera, maintained its dominance of data and telephony infrastructure and service after its privatisation, leading the field in business data communications, Internet and broadband services. Broadband penetration in 2005 was far ahead of the EU average, though Finland’s take-up of new fixed-line technologies such as DSL has been fragmented, with very different regional experiences. Finland has an extensive cable network in urban areas, and also WLAN and broadband powerline presence.
See table of contents and report summary.

Finland - Convergence - Triple Play & Digital TV Report
Although small by European standards, Finland’s broadcasting market is well advanced, with satellite, cable, deflector and analogue terrestrial transmission platforms. The public broadcaster YLE has three free-to-air channels and four digital channels serving the Finnish market, while two commercial broadcasters have one free-to-air channel each and seven digital channels between them. Digital Terrestrial TV has been and operating since August 2001, interactive TV (iTV) has been developing well, and almost half of TV homes can receive cable TV. The incumbent, TeliaSonera, and cable TV companies and other providers offer VoIP and other triple play services to a growing market, and have added mobile services to their traditional pay TV and broadband packages.
See the report summary and table of content.

Finland Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews
Finland has a small but progressive telecom market, with a tradition of adopting new technologies. It has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in Europe, while mobile take-up has continued to grow steadily. This Paul Budde report introduces the key aspects of the Finnish telecom market in 2005, providing comprehensive data on the fixed network services sector, and the Internet, mobile, and broadcasting sectors. In addition to valuable statistics, the report overviews the key regulatory issues, noting the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. The major operators are profiled, while the telecommunications infrastructure and fixed telephony services are also reviewed.
See more details.

Finland Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
Finland has a strong and mature mobile market. Overall penetration rates in 2005 were above the EU average, and annualised growth continues at nearly 7%. Fierce competition and a tough regulatory environment have presented a difficult market for the mobile operators. The country also has the third lowest mobile call charges of all member states, behind only Denmark and Luxemburg. The merger of Telia and Sonera in 2002 reduced the number of competitors, since Telia in consequence relinquished its Finnish mobile business, and in 2005 Tele2 also withdrew. Finland undertook Europe’s first and cheapest 3G licence auctions in 1999, and 3G mobile networks are gradually coming online for commercial use.
See table of contents here

Internet Usage in Finland

Helsinki, 13 October, 2005 — According to Statistics Finland, 73% of Finns aged between 15 and 74 have used the Internet during the year 2005. The survey was carried out in spring 2005. The numbers have not changed much from 2004. The Internet use of over 50-year-olds has increased the most, and the Internet use of under 30-year-olds has increased the least. The Internet is most commonly used for e-mail (86% of the respondents), for finding information on goods and services (85%), for using online bank services (76%), for finding information on travel and accommodation services (66%), and for reading online magazines and papers (56%). The use of online bank services, online shopping, and travel service browsing have increased significantly since spring 2004.

In spring 2005, the survey also included questions on the use of instant messaging (Skype, Messenger). One fourth of the respondents had used instant messaging service during the three months prior to the survey.

Further info

Finland Internet Demographic Information:


5,246,920 (2005 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 17.3% (male 460,977/female 464,740)

15-64 years: 66.8% (male 1,764,874/female 1,640,068)

65 years and over: 15.9% (male 328,952/female 505,308) (2005 est.)

Median age:

total: 40.97 years (2005 est.)
female: 42.52 years

male: 39.47 years

Keep tuned to the Internet Stats Today Blog. More statistics, news and updates become available all the time.

››› Page updated 12 Feb 2016

^ top of page

spacerInternet World Stats - Web Site Directory spacer ^ top of page

Internet Usage Stats and World Population Statistics
World Stats | Africa Stats | America Stats | Asia Stats | Europe Stats | EU Stats | Middle East Stats | Oceania Stats
Latin America Stats | Top Internet Usage | Top Internet Penetration | Top Internet Languages | Top Ten | Social Media
Internet Arabic Speakers | Internet Chinese Speakers | Internet English Speakers | Internet French Speakers
Internet German Speakers | Internet Portuguese Speakers | Internet Spanish Speakers | World Languages
Caribbean Internet | Central America Internet | North America Internet | South America Internet | Facebook

Country Links and International Directory
Africa | Asia | North America | Central America | Caribbean | Europe | European Union | EU Enlargement
Middle East | South America | South Pacific and Australia | World Population | Country List | Site Guide

Internet Marketing Pages
Broadband Usage | Mobile Internet | Internet Usage | Internet Divide | Internet Growth | Internet Coaching Library
Internet News | Internet Users Associations | Internet Security Stats | Market Reports | Internet Market Research
PR Coaching | SEM | SEO | Internet Search | Internet Browsers | B2B Trade Exchanges | Travel Stats | Sources

Site Resources and Services
Blog | Media Kit | Dictionaries | Tools | Internet Telephone Calls | Conference Calls | Online Profits | NFL Tickets | Privacy
Newsletter | Press Room | Software | e-Learning | Translations | Web Services | Web Stats | Time | Weather | Site Menu

Country Internet Usage Statistics, Country Data and Telecommunications Reports
Africa | Asia | Americas | Caribbean | Europe | Middle East | South America | South Pacific | USA | About Us

European Union Internet Usage, Country Data and Telecommunications Reports
Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany
Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malta | Netherlands | Poland
Portugal | Romania | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | United Kingdom
EU Candidate States: Albania | Bosnia-Herzegovina | Iceland | Kosovo | Macedonia | Montenegro | Serbia | Turkey

All About
Market Research

Internet World Stats
Home Page

^ top of page

Copyright © 2000 - 2016, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide. Page updated on February 12, 2016.