Kazakhstan moves up in world ICT development rating
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 19 / Trend corr. E.Ostapenko/
Kazakhstan has moved up by four lines to 68th line in the rating of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) development, compiled by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) based on the results of 2010.
Kazakhstan held 72nd line in 2008. Over the two years the ICT development index in the country rose from 3.39 to 4.02 points.
The South Korea led the rating as in 2008, increasing the ICT development index from 7.8 to 8.4 points. Switzerland held the second line with 8.23 points and Iceland the 7th line.
Russia had a leading position among CIS countries, holding the 47th line, or two lines up compared to 2008.
ICT development index is compiled based on 11 indicators, including ICT access level, ICT use and skills, number of computer-equipped houses, number of fixed broadband Internet users, and literacy in this field.
Two million Internet-users have been fixed worldwide so far.