India leapfrogs 11 positions on Networked Readiness Index

Ranked 43rd in Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010

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Samir Sachdeva | March 26, 2010



India has been ranked 43rd in the global networked readiness index as per the Global IT Report 2009-10 published by the  World Economic Forum (WEF) in collaboration with business school INSEAD.

India has moved ahead by 11 positions from the last year ranking of 54. Sweden tops the ranking followed by Singapore and Denmark. Switzerland (4), the United States (5), Finland (6), Canada (7) and Hong Kong (8), Netherlands (9) and Norway (10) are the other countries in the top 10

The networked readiness index attempts to measure the degree to which a national environment is conducive to ICT development and diffusion, the extent to which the three stakeholders ( individuals, the business,  and the government) are prepared to use ICT and the actual use of ICT by the three stakeholders.

As per the report India has a high individual readiness pillar (7th), business readiness pillar (23rd), and has improved in the market environment pillar (35th, up from 50th).

However the report states that the infrastructure at 83rd is a cause of concern as it may not be able to support the optimal ICT usage in the country. The report highlights insufficient telephone penetration of 3.21 (106th), few secure Internet servers (98th), poor Internet bandwidth (107th) and low tertiary education enrollment rates (11.85 percent, 100th) as areas of concern for India.

The dismal ICT penetration rates (109th for individual usage) with mobile penetration of 29.36 (116th), PC penetration of 3.18 (93rd), internet penetration of 4.38 (113th), and broadband Internet penetration of 0.45 (96th) brings down the competitive position of India.

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