Top 10 Most Connected Countries

Top 10 Most Connected Countries


It’s obvious that in our digital world it’s
best to be connected, but which countries are the most connected? This is a question
that the Global Connectivity Index tries to answer. Their conclusion, based on a number
of factors, is that the world’s 50 most connected countries are divided into 3 groups:
Starters – the nations that are at the early stage of Internet Communications Technology
build-out; Adopters – countries that are focusing on digitizing industry to create high-quality
economic growth; and the Frontrunners – who are far along and are continually boosting
user experience using big data analytics, with some even on the cutting edge of development
of the Internet of Things. These are the top 10 frontrunner nations: Number 10, Norway. The Norwegian government
is continually investing in infrastructure to meet its target of giving all citizens
access to 100 Mbps connections by 2018. Number 9, Japan. The Japanese are aiming to
launch 5G by 2020, while most countries are just beginning to adopt 4G. This will make
it a leader in next-gen video services like 4K and 8K. Tied for 7th is the Netherlands. The Netherlands
is the second most densely cabled country in the world with 33% of European data centers
located in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. The other country ranked 7th is South Korea.
The South Koreans will achieve 90% national coverage for Gigaspeed Internet by 2017, enabling
broad implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT). Number 6 is Denmark. The Danish public sector
is a world leader in adopting new IT and – together with highly competent business users – has
one of the most developed digital ecosystems. Number 5 the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom
is a strong performer across the board and is poised to become a leader in both the IoT
and smart technologies that will be key to our urbanizing world. 4th is Switzerland. Switzerland has one of
the highest broadband penetration rates with upgraded LTE-A mobile infrastructure offering
most citizens data up to 300 Mbps. Number 3 is Sweden. Sweden has realized the
first part of its ICT for Everyone vision and should continue developing innovative
companies like Spotify and Skype. Number 2 is Singapore. Singapore’s early
ICT investments have paid off making the world’s only island city state a highly-efficient
technological powerhouse that’s tops for bandwidth, coverage and speed. And number 1 is the United States. The United
States has broad 4G LTE penetration across its vast and diverse geographical landscape,
a key reason why is retains the top spot on this list. So those are the top 10 technologically connected
countries in the world, allowing their businesses to be truly global. A perfect example of that
is this very channel. I’m based in California, but only 37% of you guys, my audience, are
fellow Americans. I’m curious, where did your country rank on this list, and if it
didn’t make the top 10, what more needs to be done to improve your nation’s ICT
performance? Thanks for watching, until next time, I’m
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    EVDE KSP

    Belgium! On the 16th place! Quote of the website: " lowering costs and reducing administrative complexity can help operators rollout an advanced broadband infrastructure.". I'd say that's the most important thing holding Belgium back in general. But hey, what do you want, we have 6 different governments. Bureaucracy is going to kill us, just like it killed the dinosaurs.

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    Atli Tobiasson

    Weird that Iceland isn't on the list…. (enjoying the view and the mountains while typing this with 4G having watched this video in 1080p (<- I thought that was impressive 🙁 )

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    Kalexambing

    So the US placed first because they managed to get internet across the vast geography, and the generally low population density?

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    comnique939

    But here in Singapore it was announced that the government intends to cut off a lot of government computers from the internet as a whole. Would that affect it's score?

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    thomas großmann

    My country, Germany, is 12. We have a lot of small and medium sized enterprises. Most of them are not located in the big cities. So the countryside needs just faster internet.

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    UK here I think we need to roll out fibre and 4G more in the rural areas. We keep on focusing on the cites witch already have fast internet.

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    1503nemanja

    Tbh these kind of "world" videos is what I subbed for. I am glad we are doing these again and hopefully there will be more of them and less about US politics.

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    J oe

    I'm streaming this video on a train between London and Edinburgh (UK) so I'm not surprised to see it so far up the list. Interesting vid

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    Touya Todoroki

    The only thing oman need is a wider range of network in outside of the capital and faster internet connections that goes cheaper like south Korea you could subscribe to a network of 1GB/s for only 7 Omani rials or Riyals if you are used to SA (Saudi Arabia) currency.

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    RobinEnrydCarlsson

    Greetings from Sweden! Happily surprised over third place in this index. With my fellow Scandinavian countries in tenth and sixth place, I wasn't expecting Sweden to fair as well as it did. I was, to my great joy, positively surprised.

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    kaleb

    My country was 14 (New Zealand) and I'm quite surprised because McDonalds didn't have free wifi until 2014 and only 71% of our 4 million population is connected to Internet. The government started caring in 2015 when they realised they could get votes by citizen brainwashing via social media and then out of nowhere he said that there government wants to give 100,000 homes wifi in the next year.

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    Jason Haven

    As you can see, the European and East Asian countries are more developed. Obviously, you know what this means about the natives there.

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    Saffron

    It is pretty great how I get 4g internet connection even when I'm hiking in very rural areas, here in the Northwest US

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    Anmol S

    On your audience list my country, India, is on the 4th spot, only slightly behind UK. But my country is not on the Top 10 list. Internet access, varies here between classes of people and there's an Urban-Rural divide too. Most urban middle class individuals have access to Internet (although it's expensive for most people and slow). While most rural or poor people, don't know how to use it even if they do find access because Internet in India is in English, and not everyone has had a decent English education.

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    Ewan Young

    I wonder whether the UK's position will change as we have left the EU. Personally, I was a strong supporter of Brexit, and I wonder whether our international connections will strengthen as we begin trading beyond Europe

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    TheLongIslander

    I used to live in India and I hist the country a lot, the thing in India is that it varies, in cities the internet is a normal speed, but if I go to some village in the countryside, or a smaller sized city, it is slow.

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    Boredperson360

    From Denmark here, can say we got a pretty good coverage but its because every dane is investing alot of money into it, so its affordable for companies to constantly upgrade our network.

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    omarhachach

    Denmark, true that the public sector is all on the internet basicly. But the security on these sites are bad, especially in schools. School sites security is so bad.

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    Ashley Sim

    So your telling me south Korea has 90 percent penetration of gigabit internet, Singapore has near to 100 percent gigabit following their national broadband network. And you think the US is better than that? Crazy

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    Ariana Gandhi

    Huawei, please stop trying to make China looks good, we all know china's GDP per capita is below 8,000 USD not around 15,000 USD

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    Xíren Seo

    From singapore, and i dont have internet from my room. Kinda sucks, but i get to play online games better lol

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    ؛ُِ}ُ ؛ُِ}ُ ؛ُِ}ُإإإ

    i was in my way to canada from nyc. there is no connection on the highway. USA is not having a good phonw coverage nor data as you mentioned. also in both nyc and LA is ok but not like Seoul, Dubai or Riyadh in saudi arabia. its hard to watch youtube without cutting the show. in Riyadh i have no problem watching online movie on my phone. Also, outaide the city on highways there is no data unless i pass by a small village otherwise its all gone. in dubai its great at around 2 am-7 am but at evenings its crapy. i livedd in Seoul and it was amazing but on highways no coverage too. just to share with u my experience. thx for the vid

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    Hetansh Parikh

    Even though Canada has very similar infrastructure to the US we are ranked 15th and the us is ranked 1st, I don't understand.

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    Harry Drewer

    My country ranked 11. I am from Australia. Our 4G LTE services are good, and expanding quickly across our nation, but our broadband is not so flash. Our government is rolling out fibre to the node internet, which is inherently slower than fibre to the premises. Our current government is a little bit stingy. This is probably why we did not quite make the top 10.

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    ghaith alramahi

    My country ranked twelfth however I believe that is only implied on our two largest cities Dubai and Abu Dhabi since they are the most advanced and globalized of the 7 emirates

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    Benjamin Schröder

    For all the people wondering why the US is first on this list i dont think its because their internet is the fastest in the world, but i think its because they managed to give decent internet to everyone, even though the country is so large.

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    Aku

    India. Ohh, India. We won't be on the list for another 20 years, if at all. Corruption, poverty, inequality, and so many more issues will keep India in the third world.

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    Cameron Harper

    To the people complaining about the USA at #1…..it takes alot more to develop a infrastructure to cover a country that is bigger than Europe combined….but since the internet companies basically created a monopoly and almost no competition for isp's….it can suck in the rural parts of the USA

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    Jila Tana

    The Netherlands
    Copy/Paste from my router screen:
    DSL
    ↓ 111,2 Mbit/s ↑ 11,1 Mbit/s
    My line is a VVDSL Pair bonding (max speed 160mbit (can choose from 30 national providers, among which my preferred provider.))

    Available also is Cable internet 200mbit (only 1 available provider)
    And FTTH 500/500 mbit (only 3 available providers, not my preferred provider)

    4G is available most everywhere I go with occasional dips

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    HISAKO OGAWA

    Not accurate list at all. Im from Estonia where everything is online. You can establish company in 15min , open bank account, vote, share your medical records, share you're education / qualifications ( backed by government ), apply for child support, sign contracts, do tax declaration (in 10 min, no account needed), the list will go on and on. And all that never leaving leaving my cosy couch. 99% of the country is covered with wireless Internet ( yes even in the middle of forest where nobody lives) . Access to internet is human right which is placed in constitution. But looks like Sahara desert is more connected. Cheers

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    Subhashis Chowdhury

    we in India only 20-30% of total inter users have moderately high speed internet connection while the rests have 1-<1mbps connection. out of 1.4 Billion only 500 Millions uses internet. Out of this 500 M only 300-350M are regular and 150M-200M are heavy user. Many of our villages are still yet to have broadband connectivity. Connectivity projects are in full fledged. Now with only this much connected population we are the no.2 most internet consumed country just after China and closing the gap rapidly. Just think about the possibilities with 90-100% connected population. We Indians and Chinese will rule the Internet hehe. But the great firewall of China tames the potentials of China. Thanks to Prez Xi 😛

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    Tilak Chatterjee from Assam

    I am from India where is the biggest problem is population and slowly slowly wear overcoming this problem soon you can add India in your top 10 list just wait for some years love from India

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    Interesting videos TV

    Without Israel and the Jews. Earth was alive today in the Stone Age without any technology.

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