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25.02.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Baltic Sea region countries to attend 3rd Borderless Real-Time Economy roundtable in Estonia

Today and tomorrow, the third real-time economy (RTE) roundtable is held in Laulasmaa to focus on the most important borderless RTE services and solutions across the Baltic Sea region. Among other topics, experts will also discuss the law amendment according to which all Estonian public sector...
Minister of Entrepreneurship and IT Rene Tammist and the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid. Photo: Jelena Rudi
20.02.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

New e-Estonia Briefing Centre taking Estonian digital success stories to the world

Press release by Enterprise Estonia On February 19th, the President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid opened the new e-Estonia Briefing Centre in the Öpiku Building in Ülemiste City, which introduces our unique digital society and e-solutions to high-level foreign visitors from both the...
Annika Haas
24.01.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The state issues the first 5G frequency licenses

The Minister of Enterpreneurship and Information Technology Rene Tammist signed a draft regulation setting the basis, so that electronic communications operators can start developing the next generation a.k.a. 5G communications networks. The introduction of 5G bandwidths creates new opportunities...
Net Group team celebrating
15.12.2018|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The winner of the first e-governance hackathon is Net Group with its solution for the Emergency Centre

Nineteen IT enterprises presented their campaign solutions in the competition for new e-governance solutions, organised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and Garage48. Net Group, who offered a solution to the problem raised by the Emergency Centre regarding submission of images...
Minister Palo signing the 5G roadmap.
04.12.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU Telecom ministers reached an agreement on the 5G roadmap

European telecommunications ministers agreed on a joint roadmap for the development of 5G networks. The roadmap constitutes a common understanding on the harmonisation of 5G spectrum bands and their allocation to telecommunications operators. 5G networks will allow both people and devices to...
Minister Urve Palo at the Telecoms Council meeting in Brussels, 4th of December 2017.
04.12.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia will chair the last Telecoms Council of the Presidency

Today, 4 December the last meeting of the Telecoms Council under the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, will be held in Brussels. Estonian Minister for Entrepreneurship and IT Urve Palo will chair the sitting of telecommunications ministers to discuss free flow of data and The Body of...
Meeting of EU Telecommunications Directors in Tallinn on 3 November 2017. At the forefront, Tõnu Nirk, Head of the Telecommunications Department of the MEAC (left) and PRE Advisor on Digitisation at the EU Luukas Ilves (right).
06.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Next steps to develop the 5G network in Europe were agreed

Today, Telecommunications Directors from 25 Member States gathered in Tallinn to agree on a more detailed timetable and steps for developing the 5G network in the European Union. The 5G network will allow both people and devices to communicate with more data and faster in the near future. "In...
Ambassador Clyde Kull and minister Urve Palo before the TTE council meeting.
25.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonian minister at the Telecoms Council: Europe must become the trailblazer for global cybersecurity

Minister of Entrepreneurship and IT Urve Palo chaired today the Council meeting in Luxembourg, marking the first Telecommunication formal ministerial meeting held by the Estonian Presidency. Ministers in charge of telecommunications and digital affairs from all member states held debates on the...
Minister Urve Palo at the E-Government Conference. Photo by: EU2017EE Estonian Presidency
06.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Minister Urve Palo's closing speech at E-Government Conference

  Dear conference guests, dear friends of eGovernment! I hope you have had an exciting day. In the morning, we started with the parallel sessions where you had a chance to discuss some of the hottest topics of eGovernment. Later there were thought-provoking presentations on technology...
06.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

European digital ministers signed the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment

This morning, all Member States of the European Union, together with the European Free Trade Association countries Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland signed the Tallinn eGovernment Declaration. In the Tallinn Declaration, the common goals for eGovernment development over the next five...

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