Germany moved from 16th to 15th in GCI 2019.
Germany outperforms the global average in all dimensions of our ICT assessment. Since last year, it
has continued to improve its scores further in the more advanced technology enablers, cloud
computing, and IoT.
German citizens generally have good digital skills and German Internet users are very active online
shoppers. German companies are exploiting the possibilities offered by the digital economy. In
particular, large and micro-enterprises are adapting well to the digital era. This enormous digital
economy customer base is paired with the highest total purchasing power in Europe, making Germany a
crucial market for the global digital economy. There has been progressive investment in 4G coverage,
cloud computing, and IoT. Awareness of and interest in secured servers increased by 4 points in
2019, hitting the maximum score.