Azerbaijan moves up 7 places in Global Information Technology Report 2014

Baku: Aynur Aliyeva; The World Economic Forum has released the report on information and communications technology (ICT).

According to the Networked Readiness Index reflected in the Global Information Technology Report 2014 made by the World Economic Forum, Azerbaijan moves up 7 places to 49th place among 148 countries.

Press service of the Ministry of Communication and High Technologies told APA-Economics that Azerbaijan always ranking the highest positions among the CIS countries, left behind a number of leading countries in this ranking.

Azerbaijan ranks first for mobile network coverage. It means that the country has fully been provided with the mobile network signal. Azerbaijan is in 59th place among 148 countries for the number internet users and 46th place for the number of fixed broadband internet subscriptions, leading in CIS area. Moreover, according to capacity for innovation, Azerbaijan ranks 35th in the world and first among CIS countries.

Azerbaijan holds 6th place for importance of ICTs to government vision of the future. Our country, leading in the CIS area, is in 8th place for government success in ICT promotion and 11th place for ICT use and government efficiency.

According to the report, Azerbaijan left behind the largest countries China (62nd place), Brazil (69th place) and Mexico (79th place), including Italy (58th place), Poland (54th), Slovakia (59th) and Montenegro (52nd place), Turkey (51st place), Georgia (60th place) and Iran (104th place).