Ericsson has won a deal to lead the implementation of a hybrid cloud infrastructure in Estonia.

The vendor is the lead partner in a public private consortium that includes EMC, Telia, OpenNode and Cybernetica.

Estonia’s State Infocommunication Foundation (RIKS), which has selected Ericsson’s group, is also involved.

The project sees the deployment and operation of a hybrid cloud platform that will “enhance the scalability, resilience and data security of a wide range of e-society services”, according to a statement from the Sweden-based vendor.

It cited tax reporting and online health care advice as two services that would benefit from the deal.

Ericsson is supplying a range of technology for the project, including its Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 and the Apcera Trusted Cloud Platform.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Estonia is one of the most advanced countries when it comes to digital public services.

For example, in 2014 it launched digital ID cards for online services and was the first country to offer e-residency - a transnational digital identity available to anyone in the world interested in operating a location-independent business online.

Charlotta Sund, Head of Customer Group Industry and Society at Ericsson, said: "Tech-savvy citizens, a proactive ICT sector and supportive policies have made Estonia one of the world's best-connected countries.

“This enables vital services to be delivered more efficiently through ICT - but the right infrastructure is essential.

"As this agreement shows, Ericsson's industry-leading cloud portfolio delivers the security and scalability required to drive transformation and realise the full potential of e-society services for people and governments everywhere."
 
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