Communications (until 2016)
Statistical activity code: 20507
Electronic communications customers and customer lines; postal access points
Estonian Classifcation of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Telecommunication, postal and courier services
Electronic communication network – a transmission system including switching equipment and other support systems for the transmission or conveyance of signals by way of a cable or by radio, optical or other electromagnetic means. Electronic communication networks include also the satellite network, telephone network, data communication network, mobile telephone network, broadcasting network, cable network and electric cable system, if used for the transmission or conveyance of signals, regardless of the nature of information transmitted over such networks.
Customer – a person using publicly available electronic communication services who has a contract with a communication undertaking for the use of the publicly available electronic communication services.
Postal service – delivery of addressed postal package from the sender to the receiver.
Post office – postal access point where one can get only universal postal service and it is possible to get other services which are possible through contracts and agreements (for example payout of pensions or other social aids, receiving different payments).
Post office box – rentable mailbox in postal access point, where the mail is redirected to.
Post outlet – postal access point where one can get only universal postal services.
Enterprises providing electronic communication services and licensed providers of postal services
Technical Regulatory Authority’s (before 2015 Competition Authority´s) list of active communication enterprises
Estonia as a whole
1980, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1992–…
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„Eesti statistika aastaraamat. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia”
Data are published under the heading „Economy/ Information technology and communications” in the Statistical Database in http://pub.stat.ee.
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The questionnaire and methodological manual of Eurostat
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Statistics Estonia performs all statistical activities according to an international model (Generic Statistical Business Process Model – GSBPM). According to the GSBPM, the final phase of statistical activities is overall evaluation using information gathered in each phase or sub-process (this information includes, among other things, feedback from users, process metadata, system metrics and suggestions from employees). This information is used to prepare the evaluation report which outlines all the quality problems related to the specific statistical activity and serves as input for improvement actions.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
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The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, if errors are discovered, if new or better data become available or when the data for the following year are released.
Data is collected with the communication networks questionnaires „Telecommunication services” and „Postal access points” received from the Estonian Competition Authority.
Since 2015 the data is transmitted by Technical Regulatory Authority.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data is gained from administrative data source through direct access to the FTP server and database.
The data is validated by the data controller.
Data received from Technical Regulatory Authority (formerly Competition Authority) is aggregated to a level for analysis.