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Denmark most digital country in the EU

Denmark tops the Digital Economy and Society Index 2017, providing excellent opportunities for testing and developing new technology.

Denmark is the most digital country among the 28 EU member states according to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2017.

94% of Danish citizens are online and actively engaged in the use of a variety of online services, making their digital skills highly advanced. The Digital Economy and Society Index highlights Denmark as particularly strong in the delivery of online public services.

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Denmark also takes the lead in the use of digital technologies by businesses. More and more businesses have taken up cloud computing, eInvoicing and social media. Furthermore, electronic sales by small and medium-seizes enterprises are high.

Denmark provides a fast broadband (NG) cover and take-up of fast connections is also continuously increasing well above average European levels. Furthermore, Denmark features the widest 4G coverage.


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Denmark being named the most digital country in the EU proves that Denmark provides excellent conditions for international tech companies looking to test and develop new IT solutions. Not only does Denmark offer world-class IT infrastructure, it also offers consumers willing to play an active part in developing new technologies. Furthermore, Danish organisations show a strong ability and willingness to embrace new technologies and transform working procedures. These have been some of the key drivers behind recent investments from major tech players such as IBM and Singularity University, who both have announced that they are opening innovation centres in Denmark.

Lasse Grøn Christensen, ICT Team Leader Invest in Denmark

About Digital Economy and Society Index

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) by the European Commission is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness.

The DESI measures the five dimensions: connectivity, human capital, use of Internet, integration of digital technology and digital public services.

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