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India Ranked 57th in Digital Quality of Life 2020, Denmark tops: DQL Index 2020 by SurfShark

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India-ranks-57th-in-Digital-Quality-of-Life-Index-2020In accordance with the 2nd edition of global research “Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index 2020”  released by online privacy solutions provider SurfShark, India ranked 57th out of 85 countries in terms of overall category “Digital Quality of Life 2020” with 0.5 index points which has been topped by Denmark with 0.79 points.

  • The DQL Index 2020 analyzes 85 countries around the world covering 6.3 billion people or 81% of the global population in terms of five core pillars: internet affordability, internet quality, e-infrastructure, e-security, and e-government, and results are premised on 12 different factors.

Following tables shows the rankings of India and toppers in overall and 5 different countries:

Rank Country
Digital Quality of Life 2020
57 India
1 Denmark
2 Sweden
3 Canada
Internet Affordability
9 India
1 Israel
2 Canada
3 Azerbaijan
Internet Quality
78 India
1 Singapore
2 Sweden
3 Netherlands
Electronic (E)-infrastructure
79 India
1 United Arab Emirates (UAE)
2 Sweden
3 Denmark
E-security
57 India
1 United Kingdom (UK)
2 France
3 Lithuania
E-Government
15 India
1 Singapore
2 UK
3 United States of America (USA)

Key Points:

-India ranked lowest in the world in terms of e-infrastructure by occupying 79th rank.

-In regional front, Scandinavia has the most active internet users’ viz. 95% while Southern Asia is the least active region globally with only 35% of users. 

– Among countries, Canada is at front with the highest digital quality of life in the Americas, while Japan takes the leading position in Asia. Among the countries in Africa, South Africa has highest quality of digital lives whereas New Zealand leads in Oceania.

-This 2020 DQL Index found that seven of the 10 countries with the highest digital quality of life are in Europe.

-People in 75% of the researched countries have to work more than the global average to afford the internet. 

  • 3 hours 48 minutes is a global average of working time needed to afford the cheapest broadband internet.

-49 of 85 countries experienced drops in mobile and 44 in broadband speed due to Working from home (WFH) amid COVID-19.

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