Denmark has snatched the top spot from the US as the most network-ready country, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The 2006-2007 Global Information Technology Report saw America slide to seventh spot, with the UK clawing back up to ninth following its tenth place last year. "For the first time, Denmark tops the rankings as a culmination of an upward trend since 2003," said a statement from the WEF.
"Denmark's outstanding levels of networked readiness have to do with the country's excellent regulatory environment, coupled with clear government leadership and vision in using ICT for growth and promoting ICT penetration and usage." John Chambers, president and chief executive at Cisco, added: "It is no longer debatable as to whether or not the global economy will become networked.