The United Kingdom ranks 9th in GCI 2019.
As a mature market for ICT development, the United Kingdom outperforms the global average in the majority of the 40 GCI indicators under the four pillars. ICT investment hit the maximum score, with more investment channeled into 4G, cloud computing, IoT, and analytics all in turn providing a better user experience. The take up rate of computers has increased and smartphone penetration and mobile broadband subscription rates both achieved maximum performance.
The UK is also a global leader in many aspects of ICT. It has the potential to move into higher-end use cases, with technologies like IoT and big data expanding analytics scenarios. By gathering more data for design, manufacturing, finance, and engineering, the UK can develop solutions to make different industries smarter. Its advantages in these areas will likely become another driving force for economic growth in a global context.