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COUNTRY RANK
71 /79
SCORE
29 /120
STRENGTHS
Botswana ranks 70th in the GCI 2019.

Botswana’s scores are below the global average for the majority of GCI indicators. The exceptions are smartphone and mobile broadband penetration, which hit historic hights this year. Botswana's scores also increased by 1 point in each of investment in 4G, Internet use, demand for computers, and application downloads. In more advanced enablers, though, Botswana's scores reflect its underdeveloped status, despite some growth in demand for cloud migration. With Internet penetration showing continuous growth, Botswana is ideally poised to benefit from the opportunities that cloud computing provides. Botswana has also seen the growth of the cloud technologies within its own borders, where companies have embraced the new technology to mobilize and push their operational agenda with the same tenacity as the rest of the world. Cloud computing has taken root in Botswana and many SMEs are using cloud computing.

Botswana's economy is growing rapidly from its position as the leading exporter of diamonds. The stable economic situation can support a rise in government spending to support ICT growth. The nation should continue to grow the numbers of Internet users by providing accessible and fast broadband and offering more content online. In the business and public sectors, the government could take action to stimulate cloud usage and digitalization in government.
OPPORTUNITIES
The Botswanan government is also committed to developing the country and looking for more efficient and modern ways to serve its citizens. The government of Botswana undertook major reform programmes to improve service quality. A government web portal with information and e-services was developed to be customer-focused making the organizational structure of government more transparent to citizens and business.

Huawei has launched an ICT training program, which aims to help cultivate ICT professionals and is being implemented in 45 countries globally including Botswana. The program is expected to drive knowledge transformation and development of the country’s ICT industry.
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Country Ranks
2019
/79



Country Scores
2019
/120



The Four Technology Enablers
Up from last year
Down from last year
BW 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
BW 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
BW 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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