Lucky Seven for Estonia

  • 2010-08-18
  • From wire reports

TALLINN - U.S. technology company Seven Networks, one of the leading providers of mobile e-mail and messaging solutions on mass market devices, is going to establish a considerable research and development (R&D) unit in Estonia, reports The current plan is to increase the Estonia office to approximately 50 or more employees by the end of this year. This would be one of the few IT companies of that size here.
“Are you ready to help build a technology that has the power to change the way people communicate?” the company asks in their Estonian job ads, “we are dedicated to building a world-class team to create the next wave of innovative mobile services.”

Isabelle Dumont, the product and corporate marketing director of Seven Networks, said that the company is going to open a new office in Tallinn to support its worldwide growth and plans to enter aggressively into new product areas that tackle some of the most challenging problems faced by the telecom industry. Seven, she says, is a profitable business and continues to expand globally.

“We have secured several new global customers over the past 12 months, including Samsung Mobile,” Dumont explains.
According to her, the focus of the Estonia office will be R&D and will be staffed primarily with development engineers and related supporting infrastructure.

The new location was selected based on its proximity to the Seven office in Helsinki, Finland. The Estonian business registry shows that Seven Networks Estonia is lead by a Finn, Petri Tapani Tuura.

The reputation of the Estonian tech sector seems to have played a role in its location. “Estonia, one of the smallest new European Union member states, has established itself as one of the fastest-expanding economies of the EU. The proximity to the Nordic countries, well-known for their technological and telecommunication innovations, has had a positive effect on Estonia, making the country among the most advanced in Europe in terms of telecommunications infrastructure,” Dumont points out.

Seven is a privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, California, with global operations in Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan, shows the company’s Web site.