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Infrastructure, mobile: Number of mobile phone subscriptions and number of subscriptions per 100 population in 1980, 1985 and 1990-2005

Year Mobile subscriptions Change from
previous year, %
Subscriptions/
100 pop.
Digital Analogue1 Total      
1980 - 23,482 23,482    0.5
  
1985 - 67,639 67,639    1.4
  
1990 - 257,872 257,872    5.2
1991 - 319,137 319,137 23.8 6.4
1992 3,308 382,713 386,021 21.0 7.6
1993 19,111 470,063 489,174 26.7 9.6
1994 110,155 565,410 675,565 38.1 13.2
1995 380,703 658,423 1,039,126 53.8 20.4
1996 830,585 646,391 1,476,976 42.1 28.8
1997 1,523,356 568,435 2,091,791 41.6 40.6
1998 2,498,793 347,192 2,845,985 36.1 55.2
1999 3,073,943 199,490 3,273,433 15.0 63.4
2000 3,672,762 55,863 3,728,625 13.9 72.0
2001 4,137,337 38,250 4,175,587 12.0 80.4
2002 4,516,772 - 4,516,772 8.2 86.8
2003 4,747,126 - 4,747,126 5.1 90.9
2004 4,999,060 - 4,999,060 5.3 95.5
2005 5,384,572* - 5,384,572* 7.7 102.5**

1 By the end of 2002, the analogue mobile communications system was wound up in Finland.
Source in 1980-2001: Ministry of Transport and Communications.

At the end of 2005, pre-paid subscriptions accounted for seven per cent of all mobile phone subscriptions. Approximately one fifth of all mobile phone subscriptions are in business use.

*   Revised figure 19.9.2006, (earlier 5,384,281).
** Revised figure 19.9.2006, (earlier 102.4).


Last updated 19.9.2006

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Telecommunications [e-publication].
2005, Infrastructure, mobile: Number of mobile phone subscriptions and number of subscriptions per 100 population in 1980, 1985 and 1990-2005 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tvie/2005/tvie_2005_2006-09-19_tau_009_en.html