The Technology Development Centre (TEKES) of Finland has published a preliminary issue of "Telematics Profile: Finland". The publication presents an introduction to the Finnish telecommunications sector and the services which have evolved in the following areas: - Administrations; - Transport; - Research; - Education and training; - Libraries; - Urban and rural areas; - Healthcare; - Disabled and elderly people; - Environment; - Telematics engineering; - Language engineering - Information engineering; - Programme support actions. The issue contains a list of contacts for each of the areas which are covered, in addition to relevant information on the Fourth Framework Programme. Finnish telecommunications networks have evolved into a multi-operator environment, which has created a lot of pressure on the technical development of the networks. Technical development of the networks has also influenced the development of the telecommunication equipment industry in Finland.