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the Power of Connectivity

Mapping your transformation into a digital economy with GCI 2017
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Rankings Table
Top 10 Countries

50 nations are ranked annually based on their latest GCI scores, which indicates their digital economy performance.

RANK
COUNTRY
SCORE
1-
United States
77
2-
Singapore
75
3-
Sweden
73
4-
Switzerland
69
51
United Kingdom
67
61
Denmark
66
71
Netherlands
64
81
Japan
64
94
South Korea
64
10-
Norway
62
Digital Economy Journey:
The GCI S-Curve
Critical Insights of GCI 2017: The 2017 S-curve is moving and expanding

The GCI 2017 report shows three emerging trends from three years of research:

1. Expanding broadband network remains a priority for all clusters as it plays an important role in economic growth. With such capability, nations can identify niche market opportunities based on their unique capabilities and ensure continuous development.

2. Cloud capabilities can act as a powerful equalizer for Adopters and Starters, in particular, to take giant steps ahead in the technology stack, drive innovation and achieve sustainable growth.

3. Investment in ICT Infrastructure initiates a chain reaction of Digital Transformation, with Cloud as a potent catalyst in the chain and a gateway to the power of Big Data and IoT.

GCI 2017 pinpoints investing in Broadband as the first step to tap Cloud capabilities. Once Cloud come into play, it can deliver a chain reaction of Digital Transformation benefiting nations’ industries, companies and people.

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Placing GCI with GDP

The GCI S-curve shows the digital economy Journey of our nations through the relationship between GCI score and GDP. Big investors at the top of the S-curve should also show significantly stronger GDP per capita than those at the bottom of the S-curve.

Nations need to ensure adequate investment and development in the five core technologies covered by the GCI scoring – Broadband, Data Centers, Cloud Services, Big Data Analytics and the IoT – and measured by 40 GCI indicators.

GCI performance versus GDP

Starters

Average GDP
US$3,000
GCI range
20-34

Adopters

Average GDP
US$15,000
GCI range
35-54

Frontrunners

Average GDP
US$50,000
GCI range
55-85
By examining three years of GCI data, we have seen growing inequality as an ICT version of the “Matthew Effect” – the sociology theory that in effect states: “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.”Big investors in connectivity and ICT Infrastructure at the top of the S-curve should also show significantly stronger GDP per capita than those at the bottom of the S-curve.
Critical Insights of GCI 2017: The 2017 S-curve is moving and expanding

The GCI 2017 report shows three emerging trends from three years of research:

1. Expanding broadband network remains a priority for all clusters as it plays an important role in economic growth. With such capability, nations can identify niche market opportunities based on their unique capabilities and ensure continuous development.

2. Cloud capabilities can act as a powerful equalizer for Adopters and Starters, in particular, to take giant steps ahead in the technology stack, drive innovation and achieve sustainable growth.

3. Investment in ICT Infrastructure initiates a chain reaction of Digital Transformation, with Cloud as a potent catalyst in the chain and a gateway to the power of Big Data and IoT.

GCI 2017 pinpoints investing in Broadband as the first step to tap Cloud capabilities. Once Cloud come into play, it can deliver a chain reaction of Digital Transformation benefiting nations’ industries, companies and people.

Read more:
Download whitepaper
GCI 2017 Benefits
In 2017, economic uncertainty is expected to impact government policy makers and industry leader's decisions on how ICT Infrastrcture can deliver the most bang-for-the-buck to energize a nation's industries, companies and people.

Policy makers who aggressively investment and adaptation in ICT Infrastructure should find that their nation can achieve economic growth and succeed with niche market business opportunities based on their own available resources and talent, no matter where they sit on GCI S-curve.

OUR POINT OF VIEW: ENERGIZING INDUSTRIES
Activate local resources and move up the value chain
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OUR POINT OF VIEW: ENERGIZING COMPANIES
Enhance ability to economically participate, innovate and create new demand.
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OUR POINT OF VIEW: ENERGIZING PEOPLE
Promote inclusive employment and digital skills
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The Benefits
Today, governments and industry leaders know that ICT Infrastructure is necessary for enabling Digital Transformation.

With increasing role ICT plays, ICT infrastructure investment is expected to bring multiplier effect to economic growth in years to come. Every additional US$1 invested in ICT Infrastructure could bring a return of up to US$5 in GDP from 2016 to 2025. As such, with an additional 10% ICT infrastructure investment each year, this will bring an accumulative potential impact of US$17.6 trillion in GDP by 2025.

Energizing
Industries
Activate local resources to
move up the value chain.
Energizing
Companies
Empower entrepreneurs and
companies' ability to participate,
innovate and create new demand,
and thus driving growth.
Energizing
People
Power inclusive employment through creating new work and preparing workers with the digital skill set needed for work in the future.
As nations around the world compete for the same digital economy pie, those that slow ICT Infrastructure investment will likely fall behind and become less competitive.
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