The ITU table measures the relative uptake of information and communications technology comparing nations. The report Measuring the Information Society 2012, shows Korea is the world’s most advanced technology economy, followed by Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. Australia is at 11.
The index ranks 155 countries according to their level of access, use and skills. It compares 2010 and 2011 scores.
There’s a huge gap between the world’s richest economies – roughly the top 30 in the ITU list – and the developing world. At the bottom of the list are the so called least connected countries, all are in Africa.
The huge gulf between developed and developing nations in the Asia-Pacific region – click to enlarge