India ranks 65th in GCI 2019.
India is behind the global average in most GCI indicators. There is growing demand for smartphones, paired with rising subscriptions to mobile broadband and cloud migration. Four out of 10 GCI indicators for user experience improved this year: e-government, Internet usage, download speed, and fixed broadband affordability. Digital infrastructure and services are emerging as key enablers and critical determinants of national growth and well-being. India should continue to build its competitiveness with basic broadband rollout, focusing on broadband penetration and speed.
With significant capabilities in both telecommunications and software, India stands poised to benefit from new digital technologies and platforms, which could unlock productivity. They could also reach unserved and underserved markets and catalyze economic growth and development, generating job opportunities and ensuring access to next generation services for Indian citizens.
Indian companies are increasingly aware of the benefits cloud can bring, including public cloud provided by foreign vendors. But for sustainable development and data security, it is critical to build up the competitiveness of local service providers.