Sweden is best - again


Sweden has easiest access to information technologies.
 New York, February 26 (Interfax) - Sweden has the easiest access to information and communications technologies, followed by Luxembourg and South Korea, according to a report released on Tuesday by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for 2008.
Denmark, the Netherlands, Iceland, Switzerland, Norway, Japan, and Britain also ranked in the top ten.
The United States placed the 19th on the list, Estonia 22nd, Russia 48th, Belarus 55th, and Ukraine 58th.
According to the ITU, a total of 57% of people in developing countries have access to mobile phone networks, while in 2005 it was no more than 23%.
Some 26% of the world's population, or 1.7 billion people, use the Internet, while in poor countries only every fifth person has access to the Internet.
The ITU index included 159 states and territories. Residents of China, Singapore, Kuwait, the United State and Denmark have the lowest telecommunications service prices relative to income, the UN's press service reported.

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