Information technology and communications

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

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

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

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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

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

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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