Internet Service Providers (ISP's) in Finland
High-speed Internet access is the standard both at work and at home in Finland. Service is absolutely reliable, and competition has seen ISP subscription rates drop significantly over the years. The Broadband for All 2015 project ensured that virtually all residences, businesses and public administration establishments are located within 2 km of a 100+ Mb/s broadband network.
Unlike many countries there are rarely data restrictions on fixed network usage in Finland; you can download an unlimited amount with no "excess" fees or reduction in connection speeds. This is not always the case with mobile network usage, but unlimited data packages are increasingly common. Use of wireless data on smartphones is rapidly increasing.
In 2014 Finland's population of about 5.5 million had over 9.3 million mobile network and 7.5 million broadband subscriptions. It leads the world in mobile broadband subscriptions per inhabitant. Source: Ministry of Transport & Communications
Fixed Broadband - Kiinteät laajakaistat
As of August 2016 you can pay about €10-20 per month for a 20 Mb/s ADSL connection. A 50 Mb/s connection may be €15-20 per month, a 100 Mb/s connection may be €20-30 per month, and 1000 Mb/s may be €40-50 per month.
Mobile Broadband - Mobiililaajakaistat
As of August 2016 you can pay about €15 per month for a 21 Mb/s 4G connection. A 50 Mb/s 4G connection may be about €15-20 per month, a 150 Mb/s 4G connection may be about €20-30 per month, and a 300 Mb/s 4G connection may be about €50 per month.
Tips: Shop around, prices vary widely and the special offers can be excellent ex. a fixed broadband connection with modem, and a mobile connection with wireless USB modem for €20-25 per month.
*Check the details of the offer; great prices usually mean commitment to a one-year contract, and sometimes include additional setup costs and/or equipment charges.
Tip: People are advised to check additional charges from local providers before using their mobile internet services outside Finland.
Below are the larger established providers in August 2015. Services typically include mobile broadband, ADSL (connected to a fixed phone line), cable broadband (using the cable TV network), and fibre optic broadband (available in limited properties).
*Use Google Translate for sites not available in English.
Tip: Key words include
Laajakaista = Broadband, Kiinteä laajakaista = Fixed broadband, Mobiililaajakaista = Mobile broadband
- Elisa Saunalahti: www.saunalahti.fi > Kauppa > Liittymät > Kiinteä laajakaista (fixed broadband) or Mobiililaajakaista (mobile broadband)
Fixed broadband, Mobile broadband, Broadband / cable TV and Telephone Services
Customer Service in English: 010 190 262 Mon-Fri 08:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-16:30
Prepaid Data Packages are also available for €19.90 / month. All Saunalahti Prepaid data packages include unlimited 3G/4G data over Elisa’s network in Finland, and can be supplied with a router or SIM card. You can also pay for data on a daily or weekly basis - very handy if you're visiting Finland for a short time!
Anvia is a provider with a stong presence in Western Finland. Mobile and Home Telephone Services, Broadband, TV Services
- Archipelago Networks
Providing high speed fiber access to rural archipelago areas - often islands only accessible by boat!
Mobile and Home Telephone Services, Broadband, TV Services
- Sonera www.sonera.fi
- Tele Finland www.tele.fi
- DNA www.dna.fi
DNA, Sonera and Tele Finland have advised that visitors to Expat Finland do not fit their marketing profile, so no information is provided about their services.
The list of ISP's is not comprehensive; the market changes often and there are also regional operators. See the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority for a full listing of communications services suppliers and their official prices (special offers not included):
www.viestintavirasto.fi/en/ > About the sector > Supply and price information
- Viestintävirasto: Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority
The Viestintävirasto site provides detailed technical, legal and consumer information about all forms of regulated communications in Finland. The main sections of interest are Internet & Telephone, TV & Radio, Post, and Information Security.
- Internet & Telephone section: Acquisition, use, availability and functionality of telephone and broadband services. Includes .fi domain name info.
- Information Security section: Security and confidentiality of electronic communications. Articles, alerts and vulnerability advisories
- www.viestintavirasto.fi En, Fi, Sw