In a new study released this week by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Chile ranked 31 on a list of 122 countries for efficient use of information and communication technology. Only four Latin American countries made the top 50, of which Chile was the leader.
Countries were measured on their technological infrastructure, availably of services, and real world use of information technology by government and business. In the region, Mexico ranked 49, Brazil came in at 53 and was followed by Uruguay 60, Argentina 63, Colombia 64, and Peru at 78. Denmark led the world and was followed by Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland, and the United States. According to the (WEF) Latin America has made great gains in its use of information technology. "The information technology strategies implemented in the region in the last decade have become fruitful, and the region is starting to more efficiently use information technology," said the report. Chile was recently ranked by Cisco's Broadband Barometer has have the highest broadband Internet penetration rate in the region. The country also leads Latin America in general Internet access and use. By Nathan Crooks The Santiago Times