Finland is number one ICT county at least in one important measurement: we are at the forefront of mobile data use. Finland beat the mobile data use, inter alia, the US, South Korea and Japan. It is also one of the few countries which are mainly offered unlimited data traffic at a fixed price.
Finland: The land of three thousand megabytes article identifies Finland as the number 1 country in the world when it comes to mobile data usage. The average data user per mobile user is around 3 gigabytes per month! Let’s look at the statistics of two biggest mobile operators. The average Elisa SIM used 2.9 gigabytes of mobile data per month in 2014. Each DNA SIM averagely used 3.5 gigabytes of mobile data per month in 2014.
Elisa carried almost as much mobile data on its network in 2014 as Vodafone did in Germany – and Vodafone has close to eight times the customer base of Elisa. DNA – with 2.5 million SIMs – shifted as many terabytes in 2014 as Vodafone did in Italy with 25 million users.
Tribute to Finnish operators, especially in the construction of a comprehensive mobile coverage here is not cheap, because the population density we have the lowest in Europe.