The main aim of the project EstWIN is to help eliminating the digital divide between cities and rural areas, increasing social cohesion and contributing to economic growth. EstWIN is one of the biggest projects signed in between public and private sector of Estonia.

Project type

Project type

Basic information

Project abbreviation
POINT (24.752573 59.432484)
Time frame
01/01/2009 to 31/12/2015
Leading up-organisation
Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunication with cooperation of Telecom companies
Cost structure
383.000.000 EUR total costs

Quality of service

Speed / performance
≥100 Mbps
Service providers


Participatory process
Public and Private Partnership


Unique characteristics
-Optical network with approximately 600 access points for fixed networks in rural areas; presence of self-powered masts
-Public Private Partnership
Success factors
EstWIN successes

-Nominated by an international jury of ICT experts to enter the next round of the 2013 World Summit Award (WSA) in e-Inclusion & Empowerment
-EstWin project from Estonia receives nomination for UN-based Award
-Setting up the broadband development foundation

Within the different stages of the EstWin project, the following extensions are achieved:

-More than 1,360 km completion of broadband network and 37 of the objectives in 2012
-Completion of the EstWin 1 (first phase of the project)

Project review

-The Estonian minister of Economic Affairs and Communications and Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL) signed EstWin, a development project that will make 100 Mbps internet accessible to every citizen of the country by 2015.
Short description of added value
EstWin aims to significantly increase competitiveness and GDP of the country as inspired by the latest IMF research directly connecting wide-band availability to GDP.

-eGovernment, eBusiness, eLearning, eHealth, eInclusion
-ICT Skills development
-Optical network with approximately 600 access points for fixed networks in rural areas

Further information

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