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STL | Technology management sees US enhance ‘community readiness’ rating in world examine

USA ranked #1 in expertise and #four general in world ‘Network Readiness Index’

Washington DC, 2 December 2021 – America’s digital financial system has been ranked because the fourth-best on the planet in a serious new examine – and primary in expertise. These excessive rankings – a major enchancment in comparison with the identical examine a 12 months earlier – have been pushed by the optimistic contribution expertise made to the nation’s financial prosperity and social improvement.

How top-ranked nations fared in previous years

How top-ranked nations fared in earlier years

The 2021 version of the Network Readiness Index (NRI), developed by the Portulans Institute in partnership with digital networks integrator STL, ranked 130 markets worldwide primarily based on a broad vary of indicators. These ranged from a rustic’s preparedness to embrace new applied sciences to its skill to make use of ICT to drive quality-of-life and social inclusion objectives.

The findings are included in a brand new report by the Portulans Institute printed as we speak, ‘Shaping the Global Recovery: How digital technologies can help make the post-COVID world more equal’.

The USA was ranked #four within the examine – up from #eight in final 12 months’s report – behind the Netherlands (#1), Sweden (#2) and Denmark (#3). Singapore (#7) was the one different market exterior of Europe within the high ten. The USA’s general NRI ‘score’ of 81.09 was additionally considerably larger than the typical for high-income international locations within the examine (67.45).

The NRI is organized round 4 key pillars: Technology, People, Governance, and Impact, with subcategories inside every pillar, spanning 60 metrics general.

The USA was the primary ranked market within the Technology pillar. This mirrored its world management in areas such because the accessibility of its digital networks (together with machine affordability); funding in rising applied sciences comparable to AI and IoT; sturdy cybersecurity; and excessive citizen engagement with digital content material, apps and companies.

Bruno Lanvin, co-founder of the Portulans Institute and co-author of the report mentioned:
“This 12 months’s report places the highlight on post-pandemic restoration with sturdy digital transformation methods. Digital transformation is creating new digital divides in some world areas, however high-income markets such because the US have demonstrated success in constructing resilient and sustainable digital economies with sturdy performances throughout all 4 pillars.”

Commenting on the digital panorama within the US, Ankit Agarwal, Managing Director of STL mentioned: “Recent moves by the US government to stimulate investment in rural broadband infrastructure reflects its commitment to making advanced digital networks available to citizens across the country. In the post-COVID era, network readiness is no longer simply about deploying new technology, but building networks that create genuine value for society – including alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – and bringing people and technology together in a new era of digital transformation.”

About Network Readiness Index (NRI)
The Network Readiness Index (NRI) is among the main world indices on the applying and impression of ICT in economies all over the world. Initially launched in 2002 by the World Economic Forum, the NRI has been printed by Washington DC-based Portulans Institute since 2019. STL, the {industry} main digital networks integrator, was official Knowledge Partner of the 2021 NRI report. Learn extra at: https://networkreadinessindex.org/

About Portulans Institute (PI)
Founded in 2019 by Soumitra Dutta and Bruno Lanvin, Portulans Institute is an unbiased non-profit, nonpartisan analysis and academic institute primarily based in Washington DC. PI’s areas of experience embody expertise competitiveness, innovation readiness, and world expertise. Learn extra at https://portulansinstitute.org/

About STL
STL is an industry-leading integrator of digital networks that helps telcos, cloud corporations, citizen networks and enormous enterprises ship enhanced experiences to their prospects.

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