New Zealand is now among the top ten countries embracing digital technology, according to a ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
The unit is the business information arm of the group which publishes the Economist magazine in the United Kingdom.
It ranks 70 countries on matters such as access to and quality of broadband and mobile phone technology.
Sweden has taken the top spot followed by Denmark and the United States. New Zealand is ranked 10th and Australia 9th.
The Economist Intelligence Unit says the top tier rankings are a reflection of a country's stable business and legal environments and strong educational and cultural drivers.