COMPARE
COUNTRIES
Share this page
Social
Short URL
COUNTRY RANK
42 /79
SCORE
44 /120
STRENGTHS
Belarus ranks 47th in GCI 2019.

Belarus has shown improvement in its investment in FTTH and 4G, which was matched by its maximum score for Internet use and mobile broadband subscriptions. It also achieved a 1-point increase in smartphone penetration. Belarus has started to develop cloud services and offer e-government services.

As it generates more data, Belarus needs to maintain the performance, availability, and scalability of its applications, while minimizing storage costs per gigabyte. Software along with cloud computing will be crucial in meeting the service needs of today's businesses and end users. There should also be more focus on further investment in security, cloud and IoT - areas in which Belarus currently falls behind the global average.
OPPORTUNITIES
Belarus’s IT industry stands out for its steady growth in revenues, exports, workforce, and other indicators. Digital government and the digital economy will be the key focus for coming initiatives. Financing is one important factor. All the government agencies will step up efforts in this area. Currently, digital services are available in healthcare, employment services, transport, environmental management, and the retail industry.

Access to the Internet is vital for IT companies. Since Belarus is not very large, it is easy for telecommunications companies to deliver good access to data networks and to make improvements in the quality and scope of their services on an ongoing basis. The data and network infrastructure need ongoing improvements and upgrades, so that they can offer better quality communications and a higher speed of data transmission for subscribers throughout the country. The ICT sector in Belarus continues to develop and the country has been called the “Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe” since 2016. The government’s latest programs to foster Belarus’ digital economy demonstrate that it understands the relationship between increased Internet access and a growing economy; however, Belarus seems to be following the China model of connecting citizens while tightly controlling online spaces. The state program for innovation 2016-2020 includes actively developing the ICT industry.
Compare Belarus's 2019 results with up to 3 other countries or years: Add another country
Share the results
Social
Short URL
Country Ranks
2019
/79



Country Scores
2019
/120



The Four Technology Enablers
Up from last year
Down from last year
BY 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
BY 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
BY 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
Powering Intelligent Connectivity with Global Collaboration
Mapping your transformation into a digital economy with GCI 2019.
Download now