Five reasons why Greater Copenhagen is digitally strong
The citizens get technology
“Almost all Danes are online, and they make good use of a variety of online services, particularly for banking, shopping and accessing online entertainment. The percentage of ICT specialists is slowly increasing and a high percentage of Danes have at least basic digital skills."
- European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2018
Europe’s most connected country
Denmark’s 4G coverage is the widest in Europe. The country is also top in the increase in coverage and take-up of fast and ultrafast fixed broadband connections. Also, the Nordics plan to be the world's first 5G region by 2020.
All-round digitalisation support
Denmark and Sweden are som of the EU leaders in delivering digital public services (DESI, 2018). The Danish authorities consider digitalisation to be a key driver in ensuring a smooth-running, accessible and user-oriented public sector. (digst.dk, 2018)
An outstanding digital track record
Denmark is actually ranked top in the EU for the use of digital technologies by enterprises. With successes such as Skype, Trustpilot and JustEat to its credit, the Greater Copenhagen region can safely claim to be one of the most creative and innovative regions in the EU – and possibly even the world. (copcap.com, 2018).
A long tradition for collecting data
The public authorities have a history of data awareness. Danish healthcare data goes back to WW2, and the importance of top-quality data in research and development is still recognised today.