Sweden climbs in digitalisation rankings

Sweden climbs in digitalisation rankings

Sweden climbed to second place in the latest Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) – an index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness. 95% of Swedes are online and Sweden tops the European country league when it comes to using the internet to listen to music watching videos and play games (91%), using video on demand (49%) and shopping online (84%).

Sweden gets higher scores compared with the previous year for fast broadband, digital skills and internet usage. Swedish businesses actively use digital technologies to improve efficiency, productivity and sales. In digital public services Sweden now ranks 5th, but open data is still an area where Sweden’s performance is relatively weak.

Sweden continues to have the second highest number of ICT specialists. There is a comparatively high share of women working as ICT specialists (20%) and Sweden ranks 6th in this respect. Sweden is well advanced in digital skills but the persistent lack of people with ICT specialist skills could hamper economic development, the report concludes. The report on Sweden can be downloaded here.

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Sean is responsible for Mundus’ strategy and commercial activities. He began his career in the oil industry Australia. After working internationally in commercial roles with BP in South Africa, the UK and Singapore he moved to Sweden with his family in 2009. He worked in business development and then as the Strategy and Growth Director for NASDAQ Commodities from 2009 to 2015. Sean holds an engineering degree from Adelaide University and an MBA from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.