The Finnish telecommunications market


Finland's telecommunications infrastructure is ranked as one of the most sophisticated in the world. Traditional fixed landline has been replaced with fast optic fibre and mobile network, meaning the whole country is connected to the rest of the world 24/7.


Finland is one of the leading countries when it comes to telecommunications. There are nearly 10 million mobile phones in a country of just 5.5 million inhabitants, meaning that every single citizen in Finland has two mobile phones. The reliable mobile network covers virtually the whole country. Since 2010, no phone operators offer fixed landlines.

You can choose a mobile plan with or without a device. There are three main network providers but competition is high, so it is a good idea to shop around to get the best offer for you.


Due to the government’s “fast internet for everybody” scheme, the internet is fast and reliable in Finland. The main ways to connect to the internet are fixed ASDL, cable and fibre connections with mobile-based 4G and 5G.

In bigger cities competition can be fierce, so shop around for a good deal. In rural areas, you often have to go with what is available. If you are living in a flat, you might already have a free internet connection. Ask your landlord to find out.

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