Denmark no. 1 in Europe in ICT Development Index 2015

Denmark is ranked top in Europe and number two in the world in the ICT Development Index 2015 by ITU, up two spots from 2010.
Denmark is ranked at the top of ITU’s 2015 ICT Development Index (IDI), a composite measurement that ranks 167 countries according to their level of ICT access, use and skills.

The IDI combines 11 indicators into a single measure that can be used as a benchmarking tool globally, measuring ICT access, use and skills.  

Strong digital infrastructure

The indicators include mobile cellular subscriptions, households with a computer, Internet users, fixed and mobile broadband Internet subscriptions, and basic literacy rates.

“Denmark is a liberalised and competitive market, encouraging innovation, and with a strong digital infrastructure, and the population has high incomes and the skills to make effective use of communication technologies. Companies such as Cisco and Hitachi have placed Smart City R&D activities in Greater Copenhagen owing to the large data availability and the attractive business environment. We are here to assist international companies who wish to be part of one of Northern Europe’s leading Smart City regions”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity – Invest in Greater Copenhagen.

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ITU is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies; ICTs.

Top 10

  1. Republic of Korea
  2. Denmark
  3. Iceland
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Sweden
  6. Luxembourg
  7. Switzerland
  8. Netherlands
  9. Hong Kong
  10. Norway

Read the ICT Development Index 2015 Executive Summary.