Telia cutting landline services in Finland

As making phone calls increasingly means using mobile devices and fast, wireless networks, old fashioned landlines will soon become a piece of history in Finland

Nordic telecoms firm Telia still maintains about 30,000 landline telephone subscriptions, a few thousand of which are used by private individuals. "The number of landlines and customers who use the service has steadily decreased in recent years. Additionally, the technology behind landline telephones has become outdated," Telia's CTO Jar Collin said. Hard-wired phone lines currently account for just three percent of all telephone traffic in Finland. The number and duration of landline calls on Telia networks have declined by around 23 percent over the past decade, according to the company. Telia has already announced it will stop offering landline services and plans to gradually convert wired subscriptions into mobile ones.

- Yle -

15. 1. 2019