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EU: Digital Economy and Society Index 2017

How digital is your country?

»The Netherlands ranks 4th in DESI 2017. The Netherlands ranks highest in connectivity; Dutch citizens are very active users of the Internet and have the right skills to do so. The digitisation of Public Services is among the most advanced in the EU while the country’s challenge is to improve the take up of technology by business –although already above the EU average

»Germany ranks 11th in DESI 2017. Germany is a leader in spectrum assignment. Germans are above average users of the Internet and their digital skills are progressing well. German citizens and companies are actively approaching the opportunities of eCommerce. However, Germans are reluctant to subscribe to fast broadband. Moreover, with only 19% eGovernment users, the greatest challenge is to improve the online interaction between public authorities and citizens.«

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