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Published: 5 June 2007

Number of outgoing calls 3.5 times as high from mobile phones as from local telephone networks in 2006

Just under 4.5 billion calls were made from mobile phones in Finland in 2006, which is 12 per cent more than in 2005. By contrast, the number of calls made from local telephone networks declined even further. Their number fell by 16 per cent and totalled just under 1.3 billion in 2006.

The number of outgoing call minutes from mobile phones totalled around 12.7 billion. This is 17 per cent more than in 2005. The number of outgoing call minutes from local networks fell by 28 per cent from the previous year and totalled just under 5.4 billion.

Altogether nearly 3.1 billion text messages were sent in 2006. The total number of outgoing text messages grew by 13 per cent from 2005. More multimedia messages were also sent than in the year before. In 2006, they totalled around 21.6 million, which represents an increase of 35 per cent from 2005.

Over the year, the number of mobile phone subscriptions went up again so that at the end of the year they totalled nearly 5.7 million. By contrast, the number of fixed line subscriptions followed the declining pattern of the past few years and at the end of the year they numbered just over 1.9 million. At the end of 2006, broadband subscriptions numbered over 1.4 million. Their number grew by 18 per cent compared to the end of 2005.

The number of personnel employed by telecommunications operators decreased by 12 per cent, but their total turnover increased by six per cent from the previous year in 2006.

Numbers of outgoing calls from the local telephone network and from mobile phones in 1995-2006

Numbers of outgoing calls from the local telephone network and from mobile phones in 1995-2006

Source: Telecommunications 2006, Statistics Finland

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Updated 5.6.2007

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Telecommunications [e-publication].
2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.11.2017].
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