Sparsely populated regions will gain better telecommunications connections, as operators have undertaken to build a new 800 MHz 4G network, which will cut the number of base stations required. In future, fast 4G connections may also benefit people living in current network blind spots.
Communications minister Krista Kiuru (SDP) believes that the network frequency and coverage requirements implemented last year are major steps towards better telecommunications networks.
”In the future, such networks will also be available in regions which in the past could not offer commercial solutions. We are rapidly approaching a situation where we have better networks everywhere in Finland. The 4G solution allows us to offer good coverage in regions that used to have problems,” says Kiuru.
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No one recalls the exact date, but the momentous decision was taken in the autumn of 2008, presumably in early November.
The names of the conspirators, however, are known. The historic decision was taken by four ministers: Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen (Centre), Minister of Finance Jyrki Katainen (NCP), Minister of Labour Tarja Cronberg (Greens) and Minister of Culture Stefan Wallin (SFP).
Around 75 per cent of Finnish households say that they are able to put some money aside regularly to build a nest egg for their children, reveals a new survey by Danske Bank.
However, only 17 per cent of Finnish families save child benefits.
Just under a quarter of applicants gained a place at university this year, reveal statistics compiled by the Finnish National Board of Education.
Out of the 73,700 applicants taking the entrance exam for university this year, 24 per cent were admitted. The aspiring students were competing for 17,000 university places made available in this year's admission procedure.
Reliable, hard-working and strong as a bear. That is what the Roma hired by Olli Toivonen have been like.
When Toivonen is given a chance to praise his employees his smile becomes even wider than usual.
“I trust them and they trust me.”
Employee Ioan “Marius” Ciurariu waves his hand towards Toivonen.
“Olli is a good man and the best boss ever.”
A research team from the University of Jyväskylä has developed a smartphone app that gives warning if a driver’s use of mobile device is posing a threat to their concentration.
Last Tuesday, the Finnish Road Safety Council published its study revealing that more than half of Finns use their mobile phones while on the road. Up to a third of drivers also admit to texting behind the wheel.
Despite the Finnish Road Safety Council’s warnings that the risk of a crash grows four-fold as concentration wanes, many drivers pay Facebook or WhatsApp a sneaky visit while steering a car. Researchers at Jyväskylä University have spent over a year developing a smartphone app that aims to keep drivers focussed on traffic.
A majority of Finns would like to see more investigative journalism and news in the media, while the editors of newsrooms are planning to invest mainly in social media.
The discrepancy between consumers’ wishes and media bosses’ plans came out in a survey carried out by MTV News in June.
Around 55 per cent of decision-makers in media said they would place extra emphasis on social media in the near future, while only nine per cent of consumers included investments in social media on their wish list.
In contrast, up to a third wished that there was less focus on social media.
"Young men are still the risk group that stands out from road safety statistics".
Jussi Pohjonen from the Finnish Transport Safety Agency says the underlying reason behind the recent fatal traffic accidents is the prevalent speeding culture.
Up to 40-50 per cent of the price of a new apartment in an apartment building consists of taxes and other tax-like payments, reports the Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT.
For example: If the loan-free sales price of an apartment in the Helsinki metropolitan area is 5,000 euros per square metre, taxes and other mandatory fees take up over 2,000 euros of the sum.
Seagulls continue to torture the shopkeepers and residents of the Helsinki Market Square. According to the market shopkeepers, the tendency of tourists to feed the seagulls only worsens the problem. The situation appears hopeless, but an acoustic deterrent device mimicking the sound of the wild birds may finally provide the solution to a problem that has plagued for years.
The Centre Party is the most favoured as a governing party, reveals a poll commissioned by Kunnallisalan kehittämissäätiö (the Municipal Sector's Development Foundation). Conducted by TNS Gallup, the poll revealed that 55 per cent of Finns would like to see the Centre Party as part of the government. Along with the supporters of the Centre Party, over half of the supporters of the Coalition Party, the Social Democratic Party and the Finns Party would also like to see the Centre Party in government.
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