Australia has slipped from 10th to 11th position in GCI 2019.
The country achieved full scores for 4G coverage, smartphone penetration, and mobile broadband penetration. There was no improvement this year in affordability for either fixed broadband or mobile broadband, but this did not affect the ongoing high levels of smartphone and mobile broadband penetration. Australia’s reliable ICT infrastructure has stimulated increasing demand for cloud migration, AI robotics, and secured servers. In one recent study, Australia was ranked the fifth-best legal and regulatory environment for the development of cloud.
With its advanced and reliable ICT infrastructure and affluent consumer base, Australia’s cloud services market has delivered a significantly improved user experience in terms of security and download speed, per our user surveys. On the supply side, the fraction of companies using cloud has increased significantly within the last two years. This has resulted in more data generated each year, and a growing number of newly developed analytical software products. This software is a natural extension of digital technologies and is the key to the adoption of more advanced technologies such as IoT.