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EST ICT 2007

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Estonian ICT

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EST ICT 2007

  1. 1. Estonian ICT Jüri Jõema CEO ITL
  2. 2. Estonia <ul><li>Population 1.4 million </li></ul><ul><li>Territory 45 227 square km </li></ul><ul><li>GDP (2005) 11056 million Euro (at current prices) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Estonia
  4. 4. General Overview <ul><li>From population of 1,4 Million : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>over 100 % uses a mobile phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband density is 46% (from households) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>over 62% uses computer and 61% Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 1.2 milj Internet-banking clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About 95% of bank transactions are done electronically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 82% of tax declarations - electronic </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Estonian ICT market <ul><li>Market: </li></ul><ul><li> 2002 - 596 M Euro, 9% of GDP </li></ul><ul><li> 2003 – 705 M Euro, 9.5% of GDP </li></ul><ul><li> 2004 – 833 M Euro, 9,3% of GDP </li></ul><ul><li> 2005 – 1073 M Euro, 9,5% of GDP </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications services – 575 M Euro </li></ul><ul><li>Distributors - 115 M Euro </li></ul><ul><li>IT services - 415 M Euro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software industry - 108 M Euro </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Broadband service <ul><li>Service providers – more then 140 </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband connections in 2006 over 230 000 </li></ul><ul><li>“ triple – packet” (Phone, Internet and digital TV) – over 30 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Average price 20 Euro/month (many different packages) </li></ul><ul><li>Project “Village road III” – 2 million Euro </li></ul>
  7. 7. Broadband vs dial-up
  8. 8. Some driving forces <ul><li>Electronic banking </li></ul><ul><li>E-Governement initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic ID-card (obligatory) </li></ul><ul><li>E-services </li></ul>
  9. 9. Broadband technologies <ul><li>xDSL </li></ul><ul><li>Cable TV </li></ul><ul><li>Wi-Fi - 1000 Hotspots (50% free of charge) </li></ul><ul><li>WiMAX 3.5 GHz </li></ul><ul><li>CDMA EV-PO 450 MHz </li></ul><ul><li>3G </li></ul>
  10. 10. Regulators view – opening of market <ul><li>Modern backbone in year 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Only fixed long distance/international was monopoly (until 1.1.2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Clear rules to open telecomm market (in co-operation with operators) – basement for competition </li></ul><ul><li>There was partner for regulator - association </li></ul>
  11. 11. Association - ITL <ul><li>Established in 1993 as Association of IT Companies </li></ul><ul><li>New quality in 2000 – Association of IT & Telecommunications companies </li></ul><ul><li>Success: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>right time for start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-operation for development </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Member companies <ul><li>40 members </li></ul><ul><li>Turnover of ITL members (2005) – 850 M Euro </li></ul><ul><li>3 400 employees in member companies </li></ul><ul><li>Services provided: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT services - 14 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecomm - 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales - 24 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production - 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and training - 3 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Projects in 2006 - 2007 <ul><li>Policies and strategic plans of Goverment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural funds 2007 – 2013 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estonian Information Society Strategy 2013 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National R&D frame program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposals for parties (parlament elections on March, 4) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strengthening of ICT education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MoU with Ministry of E&S </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New slogan – “IT makes tomorrow” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research - ”Why IT is not popular ?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan to make ICT education more popular </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICT market research – 2004 & 2005 avilable; plan for 2006 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Projects for 2006 - 2007 <ul><li>Baltic – Nordic co-operation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetings in April and October </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>portal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cluster development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other sectors – machinery is very active </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With Ministry of E&C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With Tallinn City Enterprice Board </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analys of proposed legal acts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft of State procurement Act </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Telecomm topics for ITL <ul><li>Drafting of Electronic communications Act 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments to 11 drafts of secondary legistlation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments to proposed changes of Electronic Communications Act: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>About Digital TV </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>About SMP procedures and remedies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal to prevent theift and circulation of stolen moile handsets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Actual today: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data retantion; </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. What can industry do collectively ? <ul><li>Proposals for long term policy </li></ul><ul><li>Press on innovation – it creates new services </li></ul><ul><li>Try to find common positions </li></ul><ul><li>Try to be in dialogue with regulator </li></ul>
  17. 17. Questions ?
  18. 18. http://www.itl.ee Endla 3, Tallinn, Estonia, 10 122 [email_address] Tel: +372 630 7430

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