If you're trying to get the go-ahead for a Web or Internet-based system and your corporation has footprints in multiple countries, you might just find the ITIF Broadband Rankings useful in arguing your case.
While you can hardly use the report without further on-the-ground research, it's certainly a starting point.
[The] ITIF Broadband Rankings are a composite measure of national broadband performance that represent the sum of standard deviation scores for three indicators: household broadband penetration, average speed weighted by percentage of subscribership... and lowest available price per Mbps.
Below is a snippet of the rankings. Note that the composite score is a standard derivation of the three indicators: Household penetration, speed, and price.
[Source: 2008 ITIF Broadband Rankings] (pdf)
Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.