Seychelles is Africa's second best ICT nation [Agence de Presse Africaine]
(Agence de Presse Africaine Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Seychelles' information technology has risen to a heady second in Africa after Mauritius, the World Economic Form's Networked Readiness Index (NRI) 2014 said MondayThe NRI 2014 assesses 148 countries across the globe and based on their capacities in the information and communication technology (ICT) sectors.
According to the Seychelles News Agency, Seychelles, with a population of 90,000 people, the country moved from position 79 in 2013 to 66 in 2014 in the world in the index.
The report further indicated that Seychelles scored highest in the readiness sub-index for infrastructure and digital content (43), IT (information technology) skills (44), the political and regulatory environment (49) and also in the business usage sub-index (55).
Seychelles has two telecom providers , Airtel Seychelles and Cable and Wireless Seychelles, which compete for the business of the communication-loving islanders.
Kokonet and Intelvision, two other local companies also provide internet services.
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