India ranks 44 in 2016 Global Connectivity Index, Digital India seen as driver of growth

Huawei has announced its third Global Connectivity Index report during the Global Analyst Summit 2016 in Shenzhen, China

In terms of numbers, United States, Singapore and Sweden top the rankings, while India is ranked 44. The report which measures the progress of 50 nations in investment and deployment of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Huawei Global Connectivity Index 2016 notes that the Indian government’s Digital India initiative is driving growth, and improved broadband penetration. The report says the initiative will enable last mile connectivity, bringing many people online for the first time, and enables a whole new opportunity for telecom operators.

Extra info:
1. India with a GCI score of 30 ranks number 44 in the report, and is seen as starter in the world of ICT deployment. India may not have ranked well, but the situation might change rapidly in 2017.
2. Globally broadband connectivity and speeds have improved enormously from last year.
The report measures the progress of 50 nations, divided into three groups of starters, adopters and frontrunners, in investment and deployment of information and communications technology.

So lets do:
1. India ranks ____ in 2016 Global Connectivity Index.
2. Expand ICT?

Source – The Economics Times


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