Kazakhstan soars 19 positions in Global Competitiveness Index.

By bne IntelliNews September 7, 2012
Kazakhstan was raised from 72nd to 51st position in the Global Competitiveness Index published by the World Economic Forum. This means that Kazakhstan has the highest position from CIS-countries. In comparison, Russia and Ukraine were ranked 67th and 73rd respectively. Kazakhstan makes progress in several categories. In particular, in terms of infrastructure, Kazakhstan increased from 82nd to 67th in comparison with 2010, the number of mobile subscribers rose to 20th place (38th in 2010), the number of Internet users to 62nd place (77th in 2010), the number of broadband Internet access subscribers to 67th place (71st in 2010) and the data throughput of the Internet to 53rd place (74th in 2010). The growth of the indicators was a result of measures to provide the population of Kazakhstan with telecommunications services and infrastructure using advanced technologies such as: 3G, CDMA-450/800, 4G, FTTN and FTTB.

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