Pakistan ranks 76th in GCI 2019.
Pakistan’s still scores low in the GCI indicators that measure the supply side. Investment in IT, telecoms, and bandwidth all score just 2 points, far below the global average this year. Internet penetration remains low, with the volume of mobile broadband services exceeding the fixed broadband sector. Smartphone penetration continues to increase, and user experience metrics in terms of customer services have improved this year.
Broadband access in Pakistan in particular remains limited, but this sector of the market is finally starting to expand, receiving a massive boost from the arrival of mobile broadband. The country has been pursuing an aggressive IT policy, aimed at boosting Pakistan’s drive for economic modernization. Of special significance has been the administration’s provisioning of e-government services.