South Africa slumps to 92nd spot in ICT rankings whilst Uganda moved from 24th to 20th position

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South Africa slumps to 92nd spot in ICT rankings whilst Uganda moved from 24th to 20th position

The world does not stand still.... excuses may explain why some things can't move quicker internally, but the rest of the world (and their citizens) don't wait for you. Many other countries are putting more focus on developing their ICT sectors at an ever increasing pace.

The most important aspect of the IDI is that countries should track their own year-on-year progress and make policy adjustments to grow their telecommunication or ICT sector, said Brahima Sanou, director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau for the ITU.

This year's results show improvements have been most significant among countries in the middle of the IDI rankings, many of which are middle-income developing countries.

In addition, least developed countries improved their average IDI value, with mobile broadband attributed as the driving force behind bringing previously unconnected individuals online and catering for the ubiquitous data needs of the ICT ecosystem.

See http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=166500

SA slumps to 92nd spot in ICT rankings
The ITU development index shows a significant drop in the country's rankings, as it slides down four places from 88th position last year..

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