Estonia's telecommunications market overview
Who are the main players in the country’s telecoms market, what is the state of 5G and how the telecoms market will develop
Estonia, with a population of 1.3mn and an EU member state since 2004, is considered to be a digital nation. According to the EU's Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) which monitors member states' digital transformation, the country is ranks 9th of 27 EU Member States in the most recent 2022 edition.
Dubbed the Silicon Valley of the EU, it’s the first country in the world to offer e-residency. The country is a front-runner in some DESI indicators, in particular digitalisation of public services - it allows anyone from anywhere to register a company without being physically present in the country.