Elisa Finland Boosts 5G and Expands Fiber Coverage in Ostrobothnia for Summer

Elisa Finland announces significant improvements in 5G network coverage and fiber optic expansion across Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, and South Ostrobothnia.


  • Elisa enhances 5G network coverage in Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, and South Ostrobothnia.
  • Extensive fiber optic expansion to deliver high-speed internet services.
  • Kaskinen, Ahtari, and Lestijarvi identified as the summeriest municipalities in their respective regions.

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Elisa Boosts 5G Networks and Expands Fiber Optic Coverage in Ostrobothnia for Summer

Elisa Finland has announced enhancing its 5G network and expanding fibre optic coverage in the Ostrobothnia region - Ostrobothnia (Pohjanmaa), Central Ostrobothnia (Keski - Pohjanmaa) and South Ostrobothnia (Etela - Pohjanmaa). According to the official release, this move aims to provide faster and more reliable internet services to residents and businesses in the area in time for summer.

Also Read: Elisa to Shut Down 3G in Finland During 2023 in Phases

Expanding Fiber Optic Coverage

During the first half of 2023, Elisa said it focused on enhancing the 5G network coverage and expanded its fibre optic network in Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, and South Ostrobothnia, resulting in improved connectivity for users.

Elisa's fibre network already covers more than one million properties nationwide. The telco said it plans to invest 200 million euros in expanding its fibre optic network in Finland.

Mobile Network Usage During Summer

According to Elisa, during the summer, the importance of the mobile network takes centre stage, with Kaskinen being the summeriest municipality in Ostrobothnia, Ahtari in Southern Ostrobothnia, and Lestijarvi in Central Ostrobothnia.

As Finns flock to cabins, campsites, and festivals during the summer months, the demand for mobile network services in rural municipalities surges.

Also Read: Elisa’s 5G Network Covers Over 87 Percent Finnish Population

Surge in Mobile Network Usage

Elisa noted a surge in mobile network usage in Kaskis, Kristiinankaupunki, and Luodo, suggesting a rise in summer tourism. The telco said Kaskis saw a significant increase in July, highlighting Ostrobothnia's popularity as a vacation spot.

According to Elisa, its 5G network can now accommodate a higher number of users compared to the previous 4G network, ensuring smoother and more enjoyable internet experiences for both residents and visitors.

In addition to enhancing 5G network, Elisa said it has also focused on strengthening communication connections in other parts of Ostrobothnia. As the summer season brings a surge in mobile network usage, Elisa said it has been proactive in ensuring that its infrastructure can handle the increased traffic.

In Lestijarvi, Halsua, Veteli, Ahtari, Karijoki, and Kuortane, Elisa's 5G network has been expanded, enabling a smoother and more seamless internet experience for users in these municipalities.

Also Read: DNA’s 5G Network Now Covers 86 Percent of Finland Population

Elisa 5G covers 90 Percent of Finns

Elisa said almost 90 percent of Finns live in 247 locations in the area covered by its 5G network. Residents and businesses in Ostrobothnia can check Elisa's coverage map and website to determine the availability of high-speed connections and explore the options that best suit their requirements.

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