Estonia remains at 21st in the GCI 2019.
Estonia has achieved above-average performances in the GCI indicators, especially those relating to demand and user experience. Its score for mobile broadband subscription was a full 10 points, and affordability is also much better than the global average. Estonia has become a highly wired and technologically advanced country in the world. Fast broadband speeds are widely available across the country, together with digital public services embedded into the daily lives of individuals and organizations. The country is now commonly called “e-Estonia”. Estonia is highly digitalized in its public services, including the tax system.
Estonia should continue to expand its 4G mobile networks from their already high base. Given the existence of this extensive supply of broadband, more demand-side incentives, and more competitive prices could also improve uptake. Deploying broadband in rural areas continues to be a challenge in Estonia, and it is therefore important to roll out of targeted projects to improve connectivity even in remote parts of the country.