Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Sweden connected ahead of Europe


Sweden has the highest percentage of mobile phone use in Europe, and Scandinavians are the most active Internet shoppers, according to the Nielsen NetRatings. Sweden also has the cheapest broadband service and highest broadband penetration. According to a study by the Yankee Group Europe done in the spring of 2001, Swedenís cost for monthly service was only $93 for 2 Mb/s, which is the cheapest in Europe, and that 13.8 percent of households in Sweden are connected via broadband. Sweden is a leader in Europe in e-government service.

According to a study by Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Sweden has advanced further than most nations in Europe in offering citizens and companies electronic public services.