Information technology and communications

Säästva arengu näitajad. Indicators of Sustainable Development

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What progress has been made towards the four main targets of the Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development “Sustainable Estonia 21” (SE21) – growth of welfare, coherent society, viability of the Estonian cultural space and ecological balance? The publication includes 69 indicators of sustainable development that reflect the progress in key domains in Estonia. Under each indicator, there is an analysis of the current situation, an assessment of relevance in the SE21 context, and an overview of the measures defined in current development and action plans. The publication is prepared in cooperation with the Strategy Unit of the Government Office. While the main focus is on sustainable development, the publication provides a good overview of general trends in Estonia.
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The digital gap between the younger and older generation is decreasing

news release no 107

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2014, 83% of households in Estonia had access to the Internet at home. The gap between the younger and older population in computer and Internet use is decreasing.

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Communications

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Ruth Renter
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2014. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 350)

The field of telecommunications develops constantly and fast, and newer mobile technologies replace outdated solutions. In the past, the main aim of communications operators was to provide telephone services, whereas now they offer service packages tailored to the needs of different customer groups. It is now important to ensure the availability of the Internet, which gives the opportunity to use many services online. Customers increasingly prefer mobile services to services in the fixed-line network.

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Information technology

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Minifacts about Estonia 2014 (p. 48)

The development of information technology solutions has been so rapid in the last decade that it has fundamentally changed the environment where we live.

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Eight out of ten households have an Internet connection at home

news release no 112

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2013, 80% of households in Estonia had access to the Internet at home. The share of such households has increased five percentage points compared to the same period of the previous year.

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