India climbs up six slots and now placed at 61st rank as per Network Readiness Index 2022

Source: The post is based on the articleIndia climbs up six slots and now placed at 61st rank as per Network Readiness Index 2022published in PIB on 19th November 2022.

What is the News?

The Network Readiness Index(NRI) 2022 has been released.

What is the Network Readiness Index?

Prepared by: Portulans Institute, an independent non-profit institute based in Washington DC.

Aim: To rank the network-based readiness landscape of 131 economies based on their performances in four different pillars: Technology, People, Governance, and Impact – using 58 different indicators. 

What are the key takeaways from NRI 2022?

India: ​​India has improved its position by six slots and is now placed at 61st rank.

– India leads in several indicators. It has secured a) 1st rank in “AI talent concentration”, b) 2nd rank in “Mobile broadband internet traffic within the country” and “International Internet bandwidth”, c) 3rd rank in “Annual investment in telecommunication services” and “Domestic market size”, d) 4th rank in “ICT Services exports” and e) 5th rank in “FTTH/Building Internet subscriptions” and “AI scientific publications”.

– India has a greater network readiness than would be expected given its income level.  

– India is ranked 3rd out of 36 in the group of lower-middle-income countries after Ukraine (50) and Indonesia (59). India has a score higher than the income group average in all pillars and sub-pillars.

Globally: The United States takes the 1st spot from the Netherlands (4th) as the most network-ready society. 

– The biggest mover is Singapore (2nd) which surged from the seventh position to second in this year’s index.

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