Greece has the slowest fastened web in Europe, regardless of the numerous investments which have been made in recent times, whereas web providers stay among the many most costly in relation to folks’s incomes, in line with the annual report on the digital high quality of life, compiled by cyber safety firm Surfshark.
The report evaluates 5 standards: web affordability, web high quality, digital infrastructure, digital safety and digital authorities.
Primarily based on the 2022 index, Greece has dropped one place from 2021, rating thirty ninth amongst 117 nations worldwide and can also be 29 amongst 38 European nations surveyed. It is because, within the 5 standards evaluated by Surfshark, Greece improved its place solely to the one associated to digital governance.
The report additionally reveals that an web consumer in Greece must work each month about 12 minutes to purchase 1 GB of information for his cell phone, six instances greater than what is required in Bulgaria and 149 instances greater than what is required in Israel, the nation with the bottom charges which additionally tops this yr’s index.
Breaking down every criterion, monetary skill to pay for Web providers primarily measures whether or not the costs are low cost for the earnings of the residents. That is Greece’s “Achilles heel,” as it’s the place it performs the worst, rating 67th, down from 61st final yr. It is because this yr, as a way to purchase 1 GB of cellular information, customers in Greece should work 6 seconds longer in comparison with final yr. Fastened web connection charges are additionally excessive. With a purpose to pay for the most cost effective connection, Greeks must work three hours and 46 minutes each month, 12 instances greater than households in Israel, the place it is sufficient to work 19 minutes a month.
Web high quality primarily measures velocity: Greece is ranked fifty fifth amongst 117 nations, with the low efficiency primarily associated to the velocity of fastened web connections. Concerning cellular web velocity, Greece ranks twentieth, with a velocity of 97.5 Mbps/second. In distinction, the web speeds at house are a median of 40.4 Mbps/second, which ranks Greece in 84th place. Based on Surfshark, fastened web velocity in Greece is 2 instances decrease than in Bulgaria, whereas cellular web velocity are 36% decrease.
In web safety, Greece maintains the first place, as in final yr’s rating, one thing notably vital for customers, people and companies, but additionally for the functioning of the general public administration.
In e-governance, the nation ranks fifty fifth from 59th final yr, with the advance as a result of readiness of the state and companies to make use of synthetic intelligence. By way of this sub-criterion, Greece moved up ten locations and ranks forty eighth from 58th in final yr’s report.
The findings which can be of explicit significance contemplating that even after the pandemic, teleworking and distant studying are nonetheless getting used to a major extent, whereas now many types of leisure, resembling streaming platforms, require an Web connection and excessive speeds.