Japan was placed 10th in a global ranking that assesses nations on their level of development in information and communication technology, moving up one spot from last year, according to an annual United Nations report.

The survey, published Wednesday by the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union, placed Iceland at the top of a list of 176 countries and regions, followed by South Korea, Switzerland, Denmark and Britain.

South Korea had held the top spot in 2016, but ceded its lead because the percentage of households with computers and the nation's "international internet bandwidth per internet user," a measure of average international data usage, was lower than that of Iceland, the survey said.