Communication services (until 2016)
Statistical activity code: 20508
Fixed voice services and mobile communication services (quarterly, annual data)
Estonian Classifcation of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Electronic communication service – a service which consists wholly or mainly of transmission or conveyance of signals over the electronic communications network under the agreed conditions. Network services are also electronic communication services.
Enterprises providing electronic communication services
Technical Regulatory Authority’s (before 2015 Competition Authority´s) list of active communication enterprises
Estonia as a whole
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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.
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 34, § 35, § 36, § 37, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act. Access to micro-data and anonymisation of micro-data are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s „Procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes”: http://www.stat.ee/dokumendid/51669.
The questionnaire and methodological manual of Eurostat
To assure the quality of processes and products, Statistics Estonia applies the EFQM Excellence Model, EU Statistics Code of Practice and the ESS Quality Assurance Framework (QAF). Statistics Estonia is also guided by the requirements provided for in § 7. „Principles and quality criteria of producing official statistics” of the Official Statistics Act.
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
Users’ suggestions and information about taking them into account are available on the SE website http://www.stat.ee/tooplaan.
Since 1996 Statistics Estonia conducts reputation surveys and user surveys.
All results are available on the website http://www.stat.ee/user-surveys.
In compliance with the rules (regulations).
The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the dissemination policy of Statistics Estonia http://www.stat.ee/dissemination-policy.
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 services questionnaires „Calls in the mobile phone network”, „Calls in the permanent network” and „Postal services” 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 sources 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.