Based on the results of the latest ICT Regulatory Tracker of the International Telecommunication Union, Montenegro has been ranked 14th on the list of 193 countries that are members of the United Nations.
The Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (EKIP) announced that Montenegro received 94 out of a possible 100 points.
“With 94 points, Montenegro is significantly above the average number of points received by European countries, which is 86.1 points, which is also the highest average number of points achieved by some of the world’s regions” the statement said.
11 European countries, the Dominican Republic and Australia, have a higher overall score than Montenegro, which are ranked in the following order: Italy, Lithuania, Slovenia, Ireland, the Dominican Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, the United Kingdom, Malta, Australia, Norway and Serbia.
Montenegro is, as it is specified, better ranked than Croatia, which is on the 17th place, also with 94 points, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is on the 35th place with 90 points, Albania, which is on the 46th place with 88 points points and North Macedonia, which is on 50th place, also with 88 points.
ICT Regulatory Tracker was developed by the International Telecommunication Union (United Nations agency specializing in information and communication technologies-ICT), as a tool that allows comparing and identifying trends in the legal and regulatory framework for the development of the ICT sector in individual countries.
“It is based on information collected on an annual basis through global surveys conducted by the ITU: surveys on the regulatory framework, surveys on tariff policies, as well as on surveys on the achievements of national ICT regulators and other official data sources,” said EKIP.
ICT Regulatory Tracker consists of 50 indicators, which are grouped into four clusters: The way of operating of the regulator, according to which Montenegro received 19 out of a possible 20 points, then the regulatory competencies where Montenegro received 19 out of a possible 22 points.
Clusters are also referred to the regulatory regime, where Montenegro received 28 out of a possible 30 points, as well as the level of development of competition, according to whose indicators Montenegro received 28, ie the maximum number of points.