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47 /79
SCORE
42 /120
STRENGTHS
Oman ranks 42nd in the GCI 2019, marking an improvement of one position compared to last year.

Oman scored full marks for smarthphone and mobile broadband penetration, and reached the average level for FTTH and 4G coverage this year. There was a drop in affordability of fixed broadband, but mobile broadband affordability improved. There has been a shift towards advanced technologies such as cloud migration and IoT this year. Users also report a better experience in e-government and Internet use.

Oman now has the ICT infrastructure required to launch more cloud services. Cloud computing services will chiefly benefit SMEs, which will not have to invest large sums in ICT hardware and software, but can subscribe to the services they need. Oman could seize the opportunity of cloud computing to help boost its small business sector.

Oman has made great strides in building up its technological infrastructure and its technological capabilities are growing within both the public and private sector. Growth will continue with the increased demand for IT services, particularly from the private sector, who see the value of creating efficiencies through IT.
OPPORTUNITIES
Oman’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) identified five essential characteristics of cloud computing that differentiate it from traditional IT: i) On‐demand computing, delivered without the need for human interaction; ii) easy and immediate access to massive networks over the Internet; iii) resource pooling using the multi‐tenant model; iv) rapid elasticity that scales with demand; v) metered services. The NIST also introduced a Cloud Governance Framework, which will help support the adoption of cloud computing and its many new business models. The Framework lists the benefits, challenges, and risks in the adoption of cloud computing for government agencies in Oman. The Framework aims to introduce controls that can minimize the risks and improve the delivery of IT initiatives to bring cloud computing to the various stakeholders within the Oman government. It introduces the process of cloud migration as a service for public Omani organizations.
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Country Ranks
2019
/79



Country Scores
2019
/120



The Four Technology Enablers
Up from last year
Down from last year
OM 2019
   ---  Average 2019
BROADBAND
45
0 30 120
CLOUD
45
0 30 120
AI
45
0 30 120
IOT
45
0 30 120
The Four Pillars
Up from last year
Down from last year
OM 2019
   ---  Average 2019
SUPPLY
45
0 30 120
DEMAND
45
0 30 120
EXPERIENCE
45
0 30 120
POTENTIAL
45
0 30 120
The 40 Indicators
OM 2019
   ---  Average 2019
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
ICT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Laws
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
International
Internet
Bandwidth
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fiber
Optic

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
4G
Connections

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Security
Software
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
App
Downloads

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
E-Commerce Transactions

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Smartphone
Penetration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Computer
Households

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI-enabled
Robotics


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Migration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Secured
Internet
Servers

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Installed Base

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
E-Government
Services

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Customer Service
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Internet
Participation

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Broadband
Download
Speed
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed
Broadband
Affordabillity
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Affordability
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Analytics

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cybersecurity
Awareness


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Creation


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
R&D
Expenditure

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Patents

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IT
Workforce

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Software
Developers

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT Influencing
New Business
Models
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI
Potential
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile Potential


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Broadband Potential


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
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