July 14, 2016

Mobile Connectivity Index puts Finland in top 10

According to the GSMA, the index provides "valuable insights that will inform projects designed to support the ambition of universal access to the Internet”.
According to the GSMA, the index provides "valuable insights that will inform projects designed to support the ambition of universal access to the Internet”.
Visit Helsinki / Jussi Hellsten

A new online tool from GSMA measures the ability of more than 130 countries worldwide to connect offline citizens to the mobile Internet. Finland shares its ranking of seventh position with the USA.

Altogether, the GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index assesses the performance of 134 countries worldwide, accounting for 95 per cent of the global population. Each country is measured across four key enablers of mobile Internet adoption: infrastructure, affordability, consumer readiness and content.

Of these, Finland performs best in consumer readiness. The awareness of its citizens and skills needed to value and use the Internet are deemed to be the third-best in the world. Elsewhere, Finland’s infrastructure and affordability is placed 10th.

The tool draws on data from multiple sources, including CIA World Factbook, United Nations and the World Bank.

Overall, Australia, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway have the five highest index scores. At the other end of the scale, Niger is found to be most wanting.

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