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Spain is moving two posts in the Índice of economy and Digital Society (DESI)

07 march 2016

The fortress in digital utilities pushes the progress in spain in Índice of economy and Digital Society (DESI) 2016, developed by the european commission

Spain is contained in the group of countries whose score grew faster in the past year, and in the post of the eu, which is a rise in two points, particularly through its strength from digital public services, which is located at the 5th place, according to the DESI 2016 published by the european commission.

The Índice of economy and Digital Society (DESI) (Opens in new window) it is a composite index by five digital performance indicators of europe and to monitor the evolution of the states members of the european union in competitiveness. These five indicators are connectivity, human capital, use of internet, integration of digital technology and public services.

The DESI 2016 (Opens in new window) summarizes the data collected in 2015 and shows that both the european union as a whole, the member states are progressing towards a society and digital economy.

In particular, Spain (Opens in new window) contained in the small group of half a dozen countries (together with croatia, italy, latvia, romania and Slovenia) whose score grew faster in the past year and which shows more rapidly than the european union as a whole, so that it is ranked number 15 of 28 member states.
  5 DESI dimensions in spain Annual DESI developments in spain
However, the european progress has slowed. This setback has happened in 4 of the top five dimensions DESI; only the dimension of integration of digital technology has accelerated its growth. However, Member states (Opens in new window) have levels of development and different speeds.
  Progress indicator DESI in eu countries
During the year 2015 spain has improved or maintained their performance in all areas measures by DESI fast approaching, the eu average. In particular, according to the DESI 2016, Spain:

  • Is fourth among the fastest-growing countries.
  • Is increasing its performance in connectivity (77 per cent of households have access to broadband, although regional gaps).
  • Account with low levels of basic digital skills and use of the Internet (only 54 per cent of the population has a basic digital skills).
  • It is strong in the use of digital technologies (for the use of RFID and smes utilizing the cloud).
  • Also in public services that is where digital Spain behaves better, thanks to an improved offer these services.

In fact, according to this indicator, spain is located in fifth place in the eu.

We also include the following particular aspects that contribute to this strength in utilities digital part of Spain:



The DESI is structured around five dimensions (Opens in new window) :

  • Connectivity : measures the deployment of broadband infrastructure and its quality.
  • Human Capital : measured the skills necessary to take advantage of the digital society. These skills range from the most basic allow individuals interact online and consume digital goods and services, to those that allowed to take advanced technology to improve productivity and economic growth.
  • Use of the internet - provides a variety of activities undertaken by the citizens already online. These activities range from the use of online content (videos, music, games, etc.) to purchases and online banking, modern communications activities.
  • Integration of digital technology scanning: measures and its exploitation of the channel of online sales. With the adoption of digital technology companies can improve the efficiency, reduce costs and enhance the participation of clients, collaborators and partners. Moreover, the Internet offers access to broader markets and growth potential.
  • Digital public services : measures the digitalization of public services, focusing on the electronic administration. The modernization and digitization of public services lead to greater efficiency of public administration, citizens and businesses, providing better services to the citizen.

Press MINHAP (Opens in new window)
Press release of the European Commission (Opens in new window)

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