Huawei has just rolled out its 2015 Global Connectivity Index (GCI) for countries.
If you’re not familiar, the Index exists to benchmark 50 economies in terms of connectivity, ICT usage, and digital transformation.
This information, Huawei says, provides an indicator of which countries are best poised for development and growth, and an ICT planning reference for policymakers looking to embrace the digital economy.
The 2015 edition of the GCI sees a more comprehensive and advanced framework and methodology. With double the number of ICT variables and countries analyzed last year, this year’s GCI enables the drawing of correlations needed to establish investment targets for governments and other stakeholders.
According to the data presented, the United States ranks the highest among surveyed countries, “on the strength of robust supply and demand of ICT services, and an advanced state of adoption.”
The mature economies of Sweden, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom round out the top five. meanwhile, Chile, China, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) lead the developing markets, with all three ranking in the high teens to low twenties overall.
Kevin Zhang, President of Huawei Corporate Marketing, says: “The Global Connectivity Index is not merely a ranking of countries. We see it as a platform to partner with policymakers and enterprise leaders to identify, harness, and create new digital economy opportunities with the aim of building a Better Connected World.”
For information about the Huawei Connectivity Index, click here.