Saudi Arabia ranks 43rd in GCI 2019.
The country has outstanding scores for broadband coverage. 4G investment has been consistently growing, and scored 2 points more than last year. User experience in e-government, customer service, and Internet use all improved over last year. Further development to provide faster broadband and better connectivity for individuals would accelerate development of high-end technology in the ICT sector. Saudi Arabia achieved the maximum score for smartphone penetration and use of mobile broadband connections. More investment for higher adoption would be required to improve the scores for digitalization in the business sector.