Mobile data transmission volume 

Updated: 31.10.2016 - Next update: 28.4.2017
   
 
 
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The growth rate of data transferred in the mobile network slowed down slightly during the first half of 2016 compared to previous years. From January to June 2016, the amount of data transferred over the mobile network was approximately 14 gigabytes in a month per each Finn, representing an annual growth of 75 per cent. Last year the corresponding percentage was 100 per cent, and in 2014 about 80 per cent.

Even though the percentage growth has slowed down slightly, during the first half of 2016 the total amount of transferred data grew by more than 100,000 terabytes (100,000,000 gigabytes) compared to the previous half-year period for the first time. This shows that in terms of volume, the growth is still enormous. The total amount of transferred data during the first half-year of 2016 was 465 000 terabytes.

More statistics related to telephone and broadband services as well as further information on the development of these can be found on FICORA's statistics pages.


Source:
Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority


Description of indicator

The data is collected bi-annually. The data transfer volume in the mobile network has been reported in terabytes, i.e. in thousands gigabytes during the time periods of 1 January to 30 June and 1 July to 31 December according to results.

The data transferred in the mobile network includes the packet switched data traffic sent from or received to telecommunications operators' mobile subscriptions at a given time. The volume contains both the traffic the user has sent (uploaded) and the traffic the user has received (downloaded).