The e-Intensity Index was calculated for all Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) members, the BRICI nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and Indonesia, and other noteworthy economies, such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and South Africa.
The index measures enablement (how well-built is the infrastructure and how available is access?); expenditure (how much money is spent on online retail and online advertising?); and engagement (how actively are businesses, governments, and consumers embracing the Internet?). It's designed to capture both a nation's supply of Internet infrastructure (enablement) and the demand for and use of Internet services (expenditure and engagement).