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INDIA RANKS AMONG LOWEST IN TERMS OF INTERNET QUALITY

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology, Industry and Infrastructure

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India ranks among the lowest in the world in terms of Internet quality, according to the “Digital Quality of Life Index 2020” global research released by SurfShark.

Details

  • “Digital Quality of Life Index 2020”, researches on the quality of a digital wellbeing in 85 countries (81% of the global population), in terms of e-infrastructure.
  • India ranks 79th out of 85, ranking below countries including Guatemala and Sri Lanka.
  • India makes it into the top 10 in terms of Internet affordability.
  • When it comes to e-government, India occupies the 15th place globally, just below countries like New Zealand and Italy.
  • Even though India ranks higher is Affordability, it figures in the bottom of the rankings for Internet Quality because of: unstable and slow mobile Internet, hence, dragging it down in the overall Internet quality index
  • This year’s Digital Quality of Life Index found that seven of the 10 countries with the highest digital quality of life are in Europe, with Denmark leading among 85 countries.

-Source: The Hindu

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