Korea Ranks 14th for Mobile Connectivity

  • Arirang News

    June 29, 2016 10:28

    Korea ranks fourteenth on a survey measuring mobile internet access in 134 countries, a poor showing for the country that once boasted the world's highest web connectivity.

    On the Mobile Connectivity Index released Tuesday by the GSMA, Korea scored 87 out of 100. Australia was No.1 with 84.7 points, while Singapore ranked just above Korea as the highest ranking Asian country on the list.

    The index takes four factors into account -- infrastructure, affordability, consumer readiness and content.

    Korea topped the rankings for its mobile infrastructure, and came in eighth for affordability but earned lower scores for consumer readiness and content.

    The GSMA is an international trade association that represents over 250 companies in the global telecommunications sector.

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