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COUNTRY RANK
55 /79
SCORE
38 /120
STRENGTHS
Argentina ranks 48th in the GCI 2019.

Argentina’s performance in 4G investment was better than the global average for 2019. Mobile broadband was more affordable than before, and so mobile Internet subscriptions and Internet use were generally up this year.

The country is made up of 2,296 municipalities distributed in a huge and diverse territory. In 2019, investment increased in ICT, 4G and cloud. To expand digital inclusion, this positive trend should continue. The cost of accessing the Internet could be further brought down by introducing more competition in the telecom market. This would benefit the public and promote online activity and the further development of online content, e-commerce, and the Internet for business use.

Although Argentina’s GCI supply-side scores have improved because of increased investment, studies have shown that the country has a poor track record in protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights relevant to cloud computing. Progress in ICT law remains necessary. Cloud investment ticked up one point this year, while ICT law remained stuck at 5 points.
OPPORTUNITIES
The government has published the National Telecommunications and Connectivity Plan, which promotes the development of new fixed networks and 4G technology. A reduction in the flat rate for the wholesale Internet service marketed through Arsat meant that rates fell from US$14 to US$10 per Mbps. This will benefit more than 550 localities connected to the Federal Internet Plan. A new schedule has also been published for the rollout of 4G. It covers 1,713 cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants, 9,961 kilometers of road, and 200 small tourist towns. By the end of 2019, 90% of people will be connected to 4G.

The Argentine Digital Agenda is set to contribute to more and better ICT in Argentina. It aims to increase the country’s competitiveness and productivity through an improvement in the efficiency and efficacy of the services provided through ICT. This will be achieved through improvements in telecommunications infrastructure and mechanisms to support technological innovation in the private sector, with support for SMEs. It will also increase citizen participation in the development process and build stronger relationships between the government, citizens, and the private sector.
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Country Ranks
2019
/79



Country Scores
2019
/120



The Four Technology Enablers
Up from last year
Down from last year
AR 2019
   ---  Average 2019
BROADBAND
45
0 30 120
CLOUD
45
0 30 120
AI
45
0 30 120
IOT
45
0 30 120
The Four Pillars
Up from last year
Down from last year
AR 2019
   ---  Average 2019
SUPPLY
45
0 30 120
DEMAND
45
0 30 120
EXPERIENCE
45
0 30 120
POTENTIAL
45
0 30 120
The 40 Indicators
AR 2019
   ---  Average 2019
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
Connections

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Security
Software
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
E-Commerce 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
AI-enabled
Robotics


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Migration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Secured
Internet
Servers

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Installed Base

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
E-Government
Services

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
IoT
Analytics

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cybersecurity
Awareness


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Creation


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
R&D
Expenditure

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
ICT Influencing
New Business
Models
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI
Potential
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile Potential


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Broadband Potential


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
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