When we compare… Canada 22nd in the use of ICT

CEFRIO tells us that according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada ranks 22nd in the world in terms of its ICT Development Index (IDI). This is not enough to make the country a leader in the use of ICT, says the Quebec organization.

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CEFRIO tells us that according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada arrives at 22e world rank in its ICT Development Index (IDI). It is not enough for make the country a leader in the use of ICT, says the Quebec organization.

This index takes into account the level of access, the level of use and the level of competence in the use of ICT. Moreover, “it does not correspond to the results of rankings produced by the World Wide Web Foundation (and its Web Index), the World Economic Forum or even United Nations, which placed Canada at the top of the ranking in terms of digital use, ”explains CEFRIO in a strategic watch bulletin that we invite you to consult for more details.

“South Korea ranks first in the 2011 IDI index, followed by Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and a good majority of European countries. The United States is ranked 15th, ”says CEFRIO. For the organization, Canada's position is therefore relatively bad. Indeed, he estimates that the number of fixed and mobile Internet subscriptions, as well as the level of speed and equipment, remain insufficient in comparison with certain other developed countries.

At the end of 2011, the world had no less than 2.3 billion Internet users, or nearly one in three people.

 

Mobile telephony is expensive with us!
A little nod to mobile telephony… The study, entitled Measuring the Information Society, the results of which were published in October 2012, made a table of the average monthly costs paid for subscribing to a mobile phone service. Canada leads the world ranking, with an average of 61 US $ per month in 2010. The United States follows, with an average of 50 $. The world average is between 20 and 30 $ per month.

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Audrey Miller
Audrey Millerhttps://ecolebranchee.com
General manager of École branchée, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication. Member of the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec, she is particularly interested in the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education, while actively creating bridges between the actors of the educational ecosystem since 1999. She is involved these days in particular in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, his rabbits, horses, good wine and... Web programming!

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