Switzerland improved its ranking from 4th to 2nd in GCI 2019.
Smartphone demand and broadband penetration for both fixed and mobile networks in Switzerland hit the maximum GCI score in 2019. The performance of computer and secured servers also peaked over the year. Switzerland also showed a progressive increase in investment in high-tech enablers such as cloud, AI, and IoT, echoing the growing demand for these services. Overall, GCI indicators for user experience have improved. In particular, the number of Internet users and mobile broadband affordability have facilitated a growth in demand for e-commerce.
As an innovative economy, Switzerland uses digitalization to drive economic development. Rapid technological progress in ICT, new business models, the increasing importance of data, and developments such as IoT are potential catalysts for economic growth and innovation.