Denmark ranks 6th in Global Connectivity Index

Denmark ranks 6th in the Global Connectivity Index 2017 by Huawei, outperforming most countries in all five technology enablers; broadband, data centres, cloud, big data and IoT.

A strong ICT Infrastructure, especially because it enables cloud capabilities, is the gateway to the digital transformation reshaping a nation’s industries, companies and the way people live and work.

Denmark ranks number six, moving up one place, in the recent Global Connectivity Index 2017 by Huawei, raking nations’ status in ICT infrastructure investment, adoption, experience and future potential as they work toward the Digital Economy.

Highly digitised public sector

Denmark’s eGovernment Strategy 2016-2020 aims to spur the digitisation of public administration. The strategy focuses on making printed forms or letters redundant, creating new welfare services and spurring the sharing and reuse of available public sector solutions and data.

One of the main goals of the previous e-government strategy was the creation of ‘Digital Post’, which allows citizens and companies to correspond electronically with public authorities. The plan also resulted in over 100 digital self-service eGovernment solutions, and the roll-out of nationwide telemedicine and welfare technology.

“Denmark is one of the most creative and innovative countries in Europe and has fostered global success companies such as Skype, Unity, Trustpilot, Zendesk, Momondo, JustEat and Vivino. Denmark is pushing a progressive digitisation agenda in the public sector and making data accessible for companies, which makes Greater Copenhagen a leading hotspot for innovative tech startups and smart city solutions”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

Booming online sales

Danish businesses make 15% of their turnover from online sales, which is the third best performance in the EU.

And 25% of small and medium-sized companies in Denmark sell online and 9.8% sell online across borders.

Frontrunner in AI, smart cities and e-government

Denmark is a ‘Frontrunner’, outperforming most countries in all five technology enablers included in the index; broadband, data centres, cloud, big data and IoT.

Frontrunners (average GDP per capita of USD 50,000) are mostly developed economies, continually boosting digital user experience, using big data and IoT to develop more intelligent, efficient societies.

Thanks to increasing investment, deployment and integration of cloud services, big data and IoT, Frontrunners are empowered to move faster and farther ahead to the cutting edge of innovation in 5G, artificial intelligence, smart cities, e-government, and smart manufacturing.

These advanced technologies are also instrumental to innovation, transforming industries, launching companies and creating jobs.

About the Global Connectivity Index

The Global Connectivity Index (GCI) is an annual, comprehensive report gauging nations’ status in ICT infrastructure investment, adoption, experience and future potential as they work toward the Digital Economy. Read the report here.

The Index is designed to provide policy makers with a 360-degree view of the Digital Economy, supported by useful data and actionable insights needed as they transform toward the Digital Economy.

How can we help you?

If you want to know more about ICT in Greater Copenhagen, please contact Oliver Hall, Head of ICT Investments, via email: ohall@copcap.com or phone: 0045 21 84 74 44