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S. Korea Tops Global ICT Ranking for 2 Consecutive Years
Source: http://world.kbs.co.kr
Source Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Institution and HR Management
Country: Korea (Republic of)
Created: Dec 07, 2016

South Korea has come out on top of a global ICT Development Index rankings for the second consecutive year.

South Korea ranked first among 175 countries with an ICT Development Index(IDI) of eight-point-84 on the International Telecommunications Union(ITU)'s 2016 Measuring the Information Society Report. 

The rankings combine eleven indicators on ICT including its access and use.

Other high ranked countries include the U.S., Australia, Denmark and Switzerland among others.

With the exception of 2014, Korea has ranked number one in the ranking six times since 2010.

ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao noted the global digital divide and said it is important to focus on reducing overall socioeconomic inequalities to bring more people of the world online.

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