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STL | UK rated one of many world’s prime ten digital-ready economies

UK ranked 10th total in new Network Readiness Index (NRI) report by Portulans Institute

London, UK, 2 December 2021 – The UK has been named as one of many prime ten ‘network-ready’ nations within the Global Network Readiness Index (NRI) 2021. This rating displays how the usage of expertise within the nation is positively contributing to financial development, social improvement and environmental sustainability.

How United Kingdom fared in NRI

How United Kingdom fared in NRI

The 2021 version of the Network Readiness Index (NRI) is revealed by the Portulans Institute. STL, an industry-leading integrator of digital networks, is the venture’s official information accomplice. The NRI 2021 ranks 130 international markets primarily based on a broad vary of indicators, starting from a rustic’s preparedness to embrace new applied sciences to its capability to make use of digital transformation to fulfill the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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

The UK was ranked in tenth place on the Index, whereas the Netherlands was the highest ranked nation total. Only two nations outdoors of Europe had been ranked within the prime ten: the USA (4th) and Singapore (seventh). The UK’s total NRI rating of 76.60 was above each the common for high-income nations (67.45) and the European common (65.45).

The NRI is organized round 4 key pillars: Technology, People, Governance, and Impact, with sub classes inside every pillar, spanning 60 metrics total. The UK ranked significantly nicely on Technology. This signifies that the UK’s digital infrastructure is inexpensive and accessible by its residents and that the nation’s digital financial system is nicely positioned to benefit from new expertise developments reminiscent of AI and the Internet of Things.

Elsewhere, the UK ranked extremely because of the high quality of its on-line authorities companies, its dedication to open information, and its energy in cybersecurity. It additionally scored nicely on the way it was contributing to the UN’s SDG’s, significantly on Health (SDG #3), Education (SDG #4), and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG #11).

“While the pandemic has widened the digital divide and increased inequalities across many markets, the UK have been able to increase its overall NRI score based on its ability to integrate people and technology alongside the right governance structures,” mentioned Bruno Lanvin, co-founder of the Portulans Institute and co-author of the report.

“This year’s results reflect how the COVID-19 pandemic has served to accelerate digital transformation and underlines the importance of robust and accessible digital economies,” mentioned Ankit Agarwal, Managing Director, STL. “The pandemic demonstrated the importance of digital networks as a platform for economic and societal growth. The key now is to bring people and technology together in a new era of digital transformation – and the UK is showing leadership in this area.”

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

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 international expertise. Learn extra at

About STL
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