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In January 2012, the penetration rate of fixed broadband is 29.9% of the population, up 0.8 percentage points (p.p.) year-on-year and 2.2 p.p. above the EU average of 27.7%.
Finland has 41.4% of fixed lines providing speeds of 10 Mbps and above. With regards to high and ultra fast speeds, only 3.6% of lines provide speeds between 30Mbps and below 100Mbps and 5.6% of fixed lines provide speeds equal or above 100 Mbps. Close to half of broadband lines in Finland are in the range of 2Mbps and below 10Mbps (46.2%), 2.8 p.p. above the EU average rate of 43.4% of lines in this speed range.
Mobile broadband penetration is 87.3%, it jumped 33.3 p.p. year-on-year and is the second country with the highest mobile penetration in Europe (44.1 p.p. above the EU average penetration level).
In 2011 86% of the population use the internet regularly (eg at least once a week), up 3 p.p. since 2010, and 18 p.p. above the EU average of 68%. With regards to disadvantaged people, the rate was 75%, 22 percentage points above the EU average of 53%.
9% of citizens have never used the internet, a reduction of 2 p.p. since 2010.
Take-up of eCommerce is high, with 62% of the population buying online, up 2 p.p. since 2010. 33.1% of businesses purchased online, and 17.1% sold online, while 32.2 and 15.9% of SMEs did so respectively.
The percentage of citizens using online public services has stalled in 2011 at 68%, although the country's figure is the third highest in the EU27. Also take-up by businesses is the third largest in EU27 with 96%, the same percentage as in the previous year.
In 2009, business expenditure on R&D in the ICT sectors amounted to 2865 €, down from 3032 mio € the year before, resulting however in an increased R&D intensity of 31.6% of sectoral value added, up from 23.7% in 2008; this is due to a significant reduction in value added. This R&D intensity is far ahead of all other EU countries.
R&D is heavily concentrated in the ICT sector, which accounts for nearly 60% of the total. However, public support for ICT R&D was only around 10% of total public funding for R&D, which amounted to 1.14% of GDP, the highest in the EU.
Digital Agenda for 2011– 2020: