Nº 7 advantage

A globally connected country

Numerous studies by international institutions underline Chile’s status as a wired country.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009  

Chile is a country that, from primary schools through to businesses and public services, is ready to adopt new technologies. Numerous studies, in fact, identify Chile as a “wired” country that has already achieved important progress as regards digital connectivity and information and communications technologies (ICTs).

In the Networked Readiness Index 2012, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Chile took 39th place out of 142 economies, ranking ahead of all other Latin American countries. This Index assesses a country’s degree of preparation to benefit from the development of ICTs as reflected in its regulatory and economic climate, the level of use of these technologies and their socioeconomic impact.

In 2010, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) also identified Chile as Latin America’s most e-ready market. In its digital economy rankings, Beyond E-Readiness, it ranked Chile in 30th place out of 70 countries, with a score of 6.39 points on a scale of 1 to 10. Chile’s best scores were for its business climate and legal environment.