Tuesday, March 28, 2006

India 40th, US tops in network readiness

India stands 40th in 'network readiness' in the world, having slipped from the 39th spot it held last year. However, it is above China (50th) and Pakistan (67th) and Sri Lanka (83rd). (See entire table below)

The United States tops the rankings in The Global Information Technology Report 2005-2006's 'Networked Readiness Index,' for the third time in five years, maintaining its eminent position as a leader in the area of innovation and confirming its position as an information and communication technology powerhouse.

With record coverage of 115 economies worldwide and published for the fifth consecutive year, The Global Information Technology Report (GITR) has grown into the world's most respected assessment of the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on the development process and the competitiveness of nations.

The Networked Readiness Index (NRI) measures the propensity for countries to leverage the opportunities offered by ICT for development and increased competitiveness. It also establishes a broad international framework mapping out the enabling factors of such capacity.

The report is produced by the World Economic Forum in cooperation with INSEAD and is sponsored this year by Cisco Systems.

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