Singapore has overtaken the United States as the world’s best user of information and communications technology, with three Scandinavian nations close behind, according to a survey issued on Wednesday. Singapore ranked top in maths and science teaching, affordability of telephone connection charges, purchasing of information and communications technology (ICT) and the priority given to ICT by governments, the WEF said. But the United States was still top in business readiness, another of the report’s benchmarks, as well as in the excellence of its scientific research and business schools. Sweden ranked sixth and Japan and Taiwan entered the top 10 for the first time.

Singapore has overtaken the United States as the world’s best user of information and communications technology, with three Scandinavian nations close behind, according to a survey issued on Wednesday. Singapore ranked top in maths and science teaching, affordability of telephone connection charges, purchasing of information and communications technology (ICT) and the priority given to ICT by governments, the WEF said. But the United States was still top in business readiness, another of the report’s benchmarks, as well as in the excellence of its scientific research and business schools. Sweden ranked sixth and Japan and Taiwan entered the top 10 for the first time.