Mexico dropped from 50th to 51st in GCI 2019.
Mexico is in the adopter cluster, and has improved its score in the broadband assessments this year with increased investment in 4G. Investment in cloud computing has also increased. Competition in the telecommunications market has brought affordable services for citizens, and interest in e-commerce has also grown with increased Internet use.
Mexico is lagging in terms of the number of patents, R&D, and size of ICT workforce. These indicators are not yet pointing to sustainable development. Mexico also needs to do more to promote digital inclusion and digital literacy, and to boost the importance of technology in educational institutions. The ability to leverage cloud computing for growth requires a powerful network. Mexico needs more emphasis on IT Readiness and Broadband Deployment. Almost all states continue to work to improve broadband penetration, but the results of those efforts remain very inconsistent.