Finland was one of the very first countries to enable mobile commerce. The first download of digital content (ringtones) via mobile devices was performed by Radiolinja, a Finnish mobile phone operator currently known as Elisa, in 1998. Even before that, in 1997, the first two mobile phone-enabled vending machines (payments were sent to the machines through text messages) were installed in the Helsinki area.
In addition to other information about the country, this is revealed by the latest report on B2C e-commerce in Europe by Ecommerce Europe. Ecommerce Europe is the European umbrella organization for online retailers. Figures in Ecommerce Europe reports are based on the Global Online Measurement Standard for B2C E-commerce (GOMSEC). Ecommerce Europe also published comprehensive 2013 Regional Reports on B2C E-commerce in Northern Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe and Western Europe. All the reports are powered by GfK, GlobalCollect, Informatica, RichRelevance and Salesupply.
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