SWEDEN has knocked Denmark off the top spot in digital economy rankings.
The list, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit assesses the prevalence and quality of countries’ broadband and mobile access, based on fibre and 3G connections.
The US finished third, with the UK dropping a place to end up 14th – one place ahead of Japan.
Azerbaijan finished last out of the 70 nations surveyed.
A spokesman said: “This year’s leader, Sweden, and most of the other top-tier countries boast, along with high degrees of connectivity, stable business and legal environments; strong educational and cultural drivers; supportive government policies; and active and growing use of digital services by individuals and businesses.”