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Optical fibre networks expand and their usage grows further

At the end of 2022, more than half of Finnish households already had access to a fibre-optic connection. Connections with a download speed of at least 1,000 megabytes, or one gigabyte, were available for 65% of the households. The number of fibre-optic connections in use and the amount of data transferred over fixed networks also continued to grow. The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom publishes information on the use and development of communications networks and services in Finland regularly.

Optical fibre networks are being used more and more extensively. During 2022, more than 80,000 new connections were established. At the end of 2022, there were approximately 1.2 million fibre-optic broadband connections in use, of which the share of households was 93%. In addition to optical fibre, some broadband connections have also been implemented by using the cable TV and telephone networks. Out of all of the broadband connections in a fixed network, 51% had a download speed of more than 100 megabytes, while a year earlier the same share was 49%. The amount of data transferred over communications networks grew by a bit over 13% during the year, and the share of the fixed network out of all of the data transferred over networks was 51%.

The graph shows the amount of data transferred over fixed and mobile networks from 2018 to 2022, divided into fixed network broadband subscriptions, mobile broadband subscriptions that only include data services, and mobile telephone subscriptions that include both voice and data services. During the latter half of 2022, a total of 2,300 million gigabytes of data were transferred via fixed network broadband subscriptions. During the same time, nearly 1,300 mill. gigab. were transferred via mobile broadband.
Figure 1. Volume of data transferred in communications networks in 2018–2022.

Optical fibre connections are already available for more than half of Finnish households

At the end of 2022, connections implemented using optical fibre technology were available for nearly 1.5 million households, which is more than half of all Finnish households (52%). The availability of optical fibre connections grew by three percentage points in a year. Fixed broadband connections with a download speed of at least 100 megabytes were available for 73% of Finnish households, and the even faster one gigabyte connections were available for as many as 65%. According to Traficom’s definition, having access means that the broadband connection can be deployed immediately, if desired, or with minimal additional construction at the edge of a residential plot, for example. The information is based on data collected by Traficom from telecommunications operators.


The map shows areas where 100 megabyte and 1,000 megabyte fixed broadband connections are available for households and the availability of the optical fibre network (% of households) by region: Ahvenanmaa 96%, South Karelia 47%, South Ostrobothnia 41%, South Savo 35%, Kainuu 35%, Kanta-Häme 37%, Central Ostrobothnia 30%, Central Finland 46%, Kymenlaakso 40%, Lapland 26%, Pirkanmaa 66%, Ostrobothnia 74%, North Karelia 34%, North Ostrobothnia 64%, North Savo 32%, Päijät-Häme 20%, Satakunta 35%, Uusimaa 61%.
Figure 2. Availability of fixed broadband connections with 100 megabyte and 1,000 megabyte download speeds for households as well as the availability of optical fibre connections by region.


Region- and municipality-specific information can be viewed on the map via the Data.Traficom Maps service (External link).

Region- and municipality-specific information available in table form (External link)

Other broadband statistics (External link) (in Finnish)

Essi Hytti, Communications Market Specialist, tel. +358 29 539 0535,

Joonas Sotaniemi, Communications Market Specialist, tel. +358 29 539 0309,