Luxembourg in Top 5 of Digital Economy and Society Index
On March 3rd, the European Commission published the results of the
2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)
, a tool presenting the performance of the 28 European Union Member States in a wide range of areas, from connectivity and digital skills to the digitization of businesses and public services.
Luxembourg ranks 5th in the DESI 2017, which is a progression of 2 ranks. Luxembourg is one of the leading countries for connectivity, digital skills and Internet usage.
The European Commission thus states that "Luxembourg has reached a very high or even full degree of coverage both for fixed and fast broadband, and for mobile 4G broadband (…) and has a high level of digital skills, reaching pole position in terms of Internet users and individuals with at least basic digital skills and a very good position in terms of ICT specialists.”
Xavier Bettel, Prime minister and minister for Communications and Media, welcomed this ranking, the result of "all the joint efforts undertaken for Luxembourg's digital development under "Digital Lëtzebuerg" , and of the nation's passion for digital technology".