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Rene Tammist

Rene Tammist is the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of theRepublic of Estonia from 22 August 2018. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party.

From 2012 to 2018, Rene Tammist was a Member of the Board of the European Union’s Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators.

From 2011 to 2018, Tammist was the Head of The Estonian Renewable Energy Association.

From 2007 to 2009, he was a Member of the Supervisory Board of Eesti Energia.

Tammist has worked as an adviser to the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the Committee on Industry, Research, and Energy of the European Parliament.

Born on 5 July 1978 in Tartu, Tammist graduated from the University of Tartu in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in ublic administration and from the University of Manchester in 2004 with a Master’s degree.

Ministry for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonia

During the 2017 Estonian Presidency, EU Member States agreed a 5G declaration and a roadmap was signed by the European ministers.

On 18 July 2017, EU Ministers signed a 5G declaration “Making 5G a success for Europe” confirming their willingness to position Europe as the global lead market for 5G. Following this strong political signal, the Estonian Presidency organised high-level group meeting in Tallinn with representatives from the Member States to discuss the possible establishment of a 5G roadmap to ensure the timely and predictable availability of the required spectrum. As a result, the EU Telecom ministers reached an agreement on the 5G roadmap.

The Government of the Republic of Estonia received the Government Leadership Award at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 2018. The judging panel highly regarded the policy approaches adopted by the Estonian government to support the deployment of mobile services, particularly in relation the provision of fibre backhaul in rural areas and the strong promotion and rapid development of 5G services.

The world’s first 5G phone call made in Tallinn.

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