According to a new report, the United States, Sweden and Japan ranked the highest in countries that use telecom technologies to boost their social and economic prosperity.
London Business School Professor Leonard Waverman created the Connectivity Scorecard, which seeks to measure countries on communications technology and other investments in IT.
Nokia Siemens Networks commissioned the study, which ranked the United States highest, but only gave it a score of 7 out of 10, meaning there is room for improvement. The United States’ score, 6.97, was mostly due to weak usage of vast broadband networks.
“These results indicate an opportunity for countries to add hundreds of billions of dollars in economic benefit by rethinking how they measure and enable connectivity,” report authors wrote in the study.
Sweden received a score of 6.83, Japan of 6.8, Canada 6.5 and Finland and Britain tied for 5th with scores of 6.1.
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