ICT in Finland
Reasons for Finland's digital success story
Finland is a large country that, according to European standards, is very sparsely populated: there are only about 17 people per square kilometre.
A Greek meets his friends in a tavern, which a Finn picks up his mobile phone. Information networks cover the entire country of 340,000 square kilometres.
Finland is one of world's leading countries in information and communications technology (ICT).
Many of the things that are regarded as typically Finnish have contributed to Finland's digital success story:
- the spirit of enterprise, which could at times even be called stubbornness
- the telecommunications market, which was opened up for free competition very early on
- the solid, democratic welfare society
Besides, Finns, who have always been fascinated by novelties, have received all new gadgets with open arms and thereby formed an excellent test public for new devices.
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