Estonia announces tender to develop mobile services

  • 2006-10-04
  • Staff and wire reports
TALLINN - Estonia, a pioneer in e-government and telecommunications technology, is looking to expand its mobile services infrastructure to add mobile services to its portal.

The Estonian Information Center launched a public procurement tender to develop the infrastructure of mobile services that the state will use to communicate with residents on Sept. 28.
The center is searching for a technical solution to allow state and public sector institutions to provide services to mobile telephone users.

The goal of the tender is to create the central software and technical framework necessary for state institutions to introduce services and inform people via SMS and MMS, facilitate the sending of SMS and MMS messages, and to allow users of the state's on line portal to place orders from state institutions using SMS-text services.

Via the Kodanikuportaal (Citizen's portal), Estonians can check their data held in various national databases, fill out e-forms, register for national exams like the citizenship exam, apply for state aid, sign and send documents, and receive various notifications such as electrical supply interruptions scheduled for their area.
The purchase of the new mobile infrastructure will be financed by EU structural funds.