Information technology and communications

More than three-quarters of households have mobile internet connection

news release no 100

According to Statistics Estonia, 88% of Estonian households had internet connection at home in 2017. The share of households using mobile internet connection has reached 82%, increasing by four percentage points in a year.

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Information technology

Minifacts about Estonia 2017 (p. 18)

Estonia is a successful e-country. Its IT success stories are e-solutions, which speed up inter-agency procedures and increase opportunities for communication between the citizen and the state.

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Information technology

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 121)
Tiina Pärson, Jaanika Ait

Today, it is not surprising that using IT devices has become a permanent part of everyday life in Estonia both at the level of individuals and businesses. Internet is available at home, at work as well as on the move.

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Characteristics of Internet and e-commerce use

Sotsiaaltrendid. 7. Social Trends (p. 110)
Jaanika Ait

Society has changed quite significantly over the past millennium. With time it has increasingly approached the age of technology and information. Today, most countries, including Estonia, have entered the age of information society, characterised primarily by extensive use of computers and other technical devices, widespread distribution of communication tools, as well as abundance and availability of information.

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The frequency of ordering products and services online is increasing among users of e-commerce

news release no 106

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2016, 86% of households in Estonia had Internet access at home. There has been an increase in the share of people having used e-commerce services more than five times in the last three months.

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Communications

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2016. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 354)
Ruth Renter

In the whole world, the field of telecommunication is developing very fast compared with other branches of economy. Along with the fast pace of life and development of mobile technology, there is growing demand for mobile data communication. Customers prefer mobile services to services in the fixed-line network. Thus, competition between communication operators is increasing in the field of fast data exchange services. The contribution of the sector of electronic communication to the economy is important as it supports the development of other branches of economy as well.

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Information technology

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2016. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 362)
Jaanika Ait, Tiina Pärson

In the 1st quarter of 2015, the share of Internet users among 16–74-year-old Estonian residents was 88%. In the European Union (EU) on average, the respective indicator stood at 79%. Compared to 2014, the share of Internet users in Estonia has increased by 4 percentage points. Internet use is more widespread among 16–54-year-olds – more than 90% of the inhabitants in this age group used the Internet. Older inhabitants use the Internet less: the corresponding indicator amounted to 76% among 55–64-year-olds and to 54% among 65–74-year-olds. These shares are respectively 10 and 9 percentage points above the corresponding EU averages. Compared to females (87%), males are slightly more active in terms of Internet use (90%). By location, the share of Internet users is a bit bigger in urban (90%) than in rural settlements (86%). In the 1st quarter of 2015, 88% of the households had Internet access at home, with most households having a fixed broadband connection (wired or wireless) and more than a half – a mobile Internet connection.

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Information technology

Minifacts about Estonia 2016 (p. 52)

In Estonia, the use of IT devices has become an indispensable part of everyday life. The Internet has become accessible also while on the move, mainly thanks to the rapid development of the mobile telephone network. Despite the usefulness of the Internet, it might hide several security risks, e.g. infections with viruses or other malware, leaks and abuse of personal data, fi nancial losses etc.

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Internet use among people aged 65–74

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/15. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 94)
Jaanika Ait

The advancement of information technology has facilitated the increasingly wider use of the Internet. While among 16–24-year-olds the share of Internet users reaches already 100%, then there are increasingly more Internet users among the elderly as well. The article discusses Internet use, including online shopping habits, in the age group of 65–74-year-olds, and provides comparisons with the younger generation.

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The possibilities offered by e-commerce are increasingly popular

news release no 100

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2015, 88% of households in Estonia had access to the Internet at home. The share of people using e-commerce has increased.

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