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COUNTRY RANK
17 /50
SCORE
45 /100
STRENGTHS
Spain ranks 17th in GCI 2017

Its most impressive improvement comes from the rapid growth in broadband assessment comprehensively. Scores jump from the average-level from last year to an outstanding performance, especially in its mobile broadband penetration rate. Meanwhile, the affordability for the fixed broadband and the digitalization of public services remains high for Spain. These improvements are in the context of the adoption of “Digital Agenda for Spain” in 2013.

The Spanish health industry was proven to be one of the most digitally advanced sectors in the country. From the smallest to the largest companies (in terms of revenue), there is a consistent commitment to digital transformation.

Spain is on the way to have its 5G network. The current 4G has the latency, not capable of providing real time response to the users. The low latency is also a plus point for people who prefer multiplayer gaming or live streaming. The introduction of 5G could accelerate Spain’s development in download speed and expansion of online contents.
OPPORTUNITIES
Spain has relatively good broadband coverage, but a focused effort is necessary to reduce the substantial differences between regions. In addition, inside the regions, differences are also important between urban and rural areas. Beyond coverage, there is also a clear need to reinforce uptake and regular use: broadband subscriptions continue to lag behind, with the gap between Spain and the EU average actually slightly widening over the last couple of years. Spain may need to take actions, such as expanding the scope of online content, to motivate the demand to increase.

More potential could lie in big fata and cloud service development. According to GCI indicators, Spain ranks on average levels in more advanced ICT technology. In Spanish digital governance model, the migration of digital services to the cloud could influence the activities of the telecom companies, moving into digital services and integrating data from different services. Their solutions might involve integrating traffic control, police notifications, and hospitals and paramedics in order to deal quickly with any emergency.
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2017
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Country Scores
UK
2017
5/100



The Five Technology Enablers
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ES 2017
   ---  Average 2017
BROADBAND
45
0 30 100
DATA CENTERS
45
0 30 100
CLOUD
45
0 30 100
BIG DATA
45
0 30 100
IOT
45
0 30 100
The Four Pillars
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ES 2017
   ---  Average 2017
SUPPLY
45
0 30 100
DEMAND
45
0 30 100
EXPERIENCE
45
0 30 100
POTENTIAL
45
0 30 100
The 40 Indicators
ES 2017
   ---  Average 2017
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
ICT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Laws
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
International
Internet
Bandwidth
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fiber
Optic

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
4G
Coverage

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Center
Investment
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Big Data
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
App
Downloads

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
eCommerce
Transactions

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Smartphone
Penetration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Computer
Households

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Center
Equipment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Migration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Analytics
Data Creation

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Installed Base

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
e-Government
service

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Customer Service
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Internet
Participation

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Broadband
Download
Speed
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed
Broadband
Affordabillity
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Affordability
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Center
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Big Data
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
R&D
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Patents

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IT
Workforce

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Software
Developers

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed
Broadband
Potential
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Potential
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Center
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Big Data
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
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