Finland surpassed the global average in all GCI indicators, ranking 7th in 2019.
4G investment continues to expand, hitting the highest possible score this year. Mobile broadband subscriptions also peaked at the maximum score, despite a slight drop in mobile broadband affordability last year. The nation has also showed an impressive improvement in cloud investment and high tech ICT enablers such as IoT. Interest in e-commerce and secured servers have continued to grow.
Digital skills remain Finland’s strongest competitive advantage, with the nation’s human capital showing outstanding performance: 91% of the population are regular Internet users and the Finnish workforce has by far the highest proportion of ICT specialists in the EU. Finland is also adept at using digital technologies for online public services and is already a frontrunner in digital public services.