New Zealand’s information and communications technology (ICT) position on the world stage is on the upsurge, rendering to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The 2019 Global Competitiveness Index update from the WEF, unconfined on 8 October, compares countries’ competitiveness according to several criteria, including ICT acceptance, macro-economic stability, and infrastructure, among other fundamentals.
In the latest rankings report, New Zealand’s ranking for ICT acceptance moved up two places, from 23rd in 2018 to come in this year at 21st out of 140 nations globally.
Breaking down the ICT acceptance category into several subsections, the rankings revealed that the country’s mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per 100 people were a chief factor in the rankings boost, with that specific element scoring 100 (out of 100), according to the WEF’s grade system.
On its own, New Zealand’s mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per 100 people rate was positioned 28th out of the 140 countries around the sphere included in the report, up from 2018’s position of 30.
Interestingly, NZ mobile broadband contribution rates were ranked 20th in the world tally. The previous year, the position was 26.
At the same time, fixed-broadband internet subscriptions per 100 people in the nation came in at 19, with a score of 69.4, an upsurge on last year’s count of 67.2, and a ranking of 20. Switzerland surpassed the world in that particular subsection. For World Economic Forum networks, the ranking was 28, a marked development on the previous year’s ranking of 35.
New Zealand’s ranking for internet users moe usually was 17, with a score of 88.5.