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COUNTRY RANK
25 /79
SCORE
52 /120
STRENGTHS
Portugal continued to advance up the GCI rankings, reaching 24th this year.

Broadband is widely available across the country as a result of increasing investment in ICT fundamentals: telecoms, FTTH, 4G, and some high tech enablers such as cloud and IoT. In other key technologies, Portugal also performs above the global average. Smartphone penetration and mobile broadband use are already at a peak and interest has shifted and grown in secured servers and cloud migration.

The national cloud computing market is now on a reasonably steady foundation, but there is still a lot of room to grow in the use of these services. The cloud is an opportunity for all organizations that want to respond quickly to changes in their market. It gives them a chance for a sustained response to these challenges in the form of flexible, scalable, and secure online services. To achieve this, Portugal will need to further develop its fixed broadband networks and its capacity for cyber security. Because Portugal is a relatively small country, Portuguese businesses should consider finding ways to export their services using the latest technology. This could be a strong booster for its slowly growing economy.
OPPORTUNITIES
The Portuguese government is constantly engaging with the problem of being a small market in a peripheral location. It aims to overcome these obstacles in its digital transformation. Indústria 4.0 is the Portuguese strategy for developing its industries in the digital arena, with the goal of putting Portugal at the forefront of the 4th Industrial Revolution by focusing on three aspects: digitalization, innovation, and training. This strategy identifies the real needs of Portuguese industry, especially SMEs as drivers of change, and 120 Portuguese companies participated in the design of the strategy. It involves, 60 publicly and privately funded measures divided into 6 strategic pillars: i) human capital; ii) technological cooperation; iii) start-up i4.0; iv) financing and investment incentives; v) internationalization; and vi) standards and regulation.
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Country Ranks
2019
/79



Country Scores
2019
/120



The Four Technology Enablers
Up from last year
Down from last year
PT 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
PT 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
PT 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
eCommerce
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
Service

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
Data Creation


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
IoT
Analytics

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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