Austria maintained its position at 19th in the GCI 2019.
It achieved the maximum score for mobile broadband subscriptions, and smartphone penetration also
reached a new peak in 2019. Increased in demand for cloud migration, AI, and IoT are also visible
this year. With the growing demand for these services, Austria should increase its investment in
high-tech enablers such as cloud services and IoT. These are the fundamental infrastructure for
faster data retrieval and broader data collection. Companies should be encouraged to place more
services online to boost data analytics and IoT.
Austrians benefit from affordable Internet and improvements in existing framework conditions will
enable digital innovation and technology transfers in the business sector. It would also help with
the coordination and implementation of e-government solutions for citizens, business, and industry