Indonesia maintains its ranking at 62nd in GCI 2019.
There has not been any significant improvement in its GCI indicators. The majority of the country’s
scores remain below the global average, with only 4G coverage showing an improvement. Mobile
broadband subscription rates and smartphone penetration peaked last year. Indonesia's 4G coverage is
growing steadily, as is the total number of Internet users. The slow development of fixed networks
is hindering the nation as it tries to grow digital industries using sluggish ICT equipment. One
area of focus could be improving connectivity for home and business use by providing high-quality
broadband access throughout Indonesia. By creating better communication access to telecommunications
and information, business opportunities and Internet-based employment (e-commerce) would open up. In
turn, this would make Indonesia’s labor markets more efficient, and will improve the skills of
Indonesian workers in the global market. Indonesia has a population of 260 million according to the
United Nations, 93.4 million of whom are Internet users. This population reflects huge potential for
e-commerce. GCI indicators show that Indonesia achieved outstanding scores in some dimensions
including its legal system, strong telecommunication infrastructure investment by service providers,
and the high percentage of the population owning a connected smartphone.