Some parts of China and India, like Shanghai and Bangalore, do not differ in terms of connectivity from much of the developed world, says a study by IBM and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on 'e-readiness'. Developing countries have been developing faster than expected. In a Reuters' story:
Within China and India, regions such as Shanghai and Bangalore have almost the same level of Internet and mobile phone connections as developed nations, said
Peter Korsten, European director at IBM's Institute for Business Value.
"This is the first time we see a level playing field between developed and developing
nations in terms of connectivity. It's up to governments to take advantage with
education and other initiatives," he said.