The Czech Republic appears at number 25 in the GCI 2019, the same as last year.
It has an outstanding set of scores in broadband, with a good balance between the service uptake and
price thanks to a well-developed digital infrastructure. 4G coverage continues to expand, with
mobile broadband more affordable than last year. According to the GCI indicators, the Czech Republic
has seen a 1-point improvement in cloud computing investment since last year. Demand for secured
servers experienced a significant 3 point surge in 2019.
The Czech Republic was the first EU country to adopt a Law on Cyber Security. The complex area of
cyber security relates to not only to digital and traditional businesses, but also to the security
of public IT systems, networks, and data storage systems. It affects the entire digital sector and
virtually all major sectors of the economy. The Czech Republic can profit from its existing
excellent reputation in cyber security and defense against cyber attacks by continuing to provide
support and investment for cyber security and cyber defense. The Czech government should invest
heavily to ensure that the Czech Republic remains a European leader in this area. Investments are
needed particularly in research, education, and human resources development.
Czech citizens have a good level of digital skills and as a result, they engage in a wide variety of
online activities. Czech Internet users are interested in online banking and online shopping. Czech
businesses use digital technologies, both to improve their efficiency and productivity, and to
access wider markets. They are leaders in terms of turnover from online sales.