Canada improved its ranking from 15th to 14th in the GCI 2019.
Canada remains a highly connected market. It maintained stable performance in fiber optic and 4G investment in 2019. Cloud investment continues to grow as the Canadian cloud computing market matures. The market is shifting from isolated infrastructure solutions for applications and content to platforms that integrate onsite, public, and private IaaS. Canada's GCI indicators in 2019 show improved affordability for fixed and mobile broadband services, plus improved download speeds. There is also an increase in demand for ecommerce this year, and similarly growing interest in cloud migration and AI robotics.
Although Canada's score places it behind other highly developed economies, with its top ranked ICT workforce and strengths in R&D, Canada could achieve significant and efficient gains from investments by the government and service providers.