According to the World Economic Forum’s Network Readiness Index (covering 134 countries in 2008-09), only Sri Lanka has gained any ground among the South Asian countries.
India is the first within the region, ranked 54th (down from 50th in 2007-08). Sri Lanka has made considerable progress from 79th place in 2007-08 to 70th place in a straight comparison (72nd among the 2008-09 countries). Congratulations to the industry, ICTA and all who contributed to this gain.
Pakistan has slipped to 95th in a straight comparison from its 89th position in 2007-08. Nepal has slipped to 121st from 119th, and Bangladesh holds at 124th when compared with the 2007-08 set, but is 130th out of 134 in the 2008-09 set.