Coverage of mobile broadband services

These statistics detail the share of households within the coverage area of mobile broadband services and the geographical coverage of such mobile networks in Finland. All coverage data is updated once a year based on data collected from telecommunications operators. The data on the speed category 100 Mbps is updated four times a year. The statistics are produced by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom.

Mobile broadband has the advantage of not being tied to a fixed location: users have access to the internet whenever and wherever they need it. Data on 5G coverage was published for the first time at the end of 2020.

Definitions

Mobile network coverage data is based on signal strength limits defined for specific frequency ranges. The coverage represents areas in which the service in question is accessible with a typical mobile terminal device used outdoors at an approximate height of 1.5 metres from the ground.

Theoretical or calculated mobile network coverage means that the indicated speed is available in ideal conditions. Speed class-specific coverage data does not take into account factors including slower data transfer due to other users in the same area, the effect of buildings and natural obstacles, or speed reductions caused by the device being used. The data represents coverage outdoors.

Residential customers’ mobile network access is calculated based on the share of households in the theoretical coverage area in question.

Geographical coverage is calculated based on land area.

Household refers to a flat or house used as a permanent residence.

Download speed means the rate at which data is transferred from the internet to the user’s device.

Definitions of communications service statistics