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COUNTRY RANK
3 /79
SCORE
73 /120
STRENGTHS
Sweden maintains its ranking at 3rd in GCI 2019.

As a leading digital economy, Sweden’s performance in all four GCI pillars was outstanding. ICT investment, bandwidth, and 4G investment reached the maximum scores, with more spending allocated to FTTH and cloud computing. Progressive growth in computer penetration also hit the maximum score, fueled by growing interest in e-commerce and cloud migration. As Sweden outperformed the global average in most GCI indicators, the nation is well positioned to look into the development of advanced ICT such as AI and IoT.

The Swedish government established a broadband policy to meet needs for high-speed broadband and reliable high-quality mobile services. The nation’s short-term goals will be broadened to include broadband access for 95% of all households and businesses at a minimum capacity of 100 Mbps by 2020. Its long-term goals focus on two specific areas: access to high-speed broadband in all of Sweden and access to reliable, high-quality mobile services that accomplish utilization without limitations. By 2025, 98% of the population should have access to broadband at a minimum capacity of 1 Gbps at home and in the workplace, 1.9% will enjoy a minimum capacity of 100 Mbps, and 0.1% will have a minimum capacity of 30 Mbps.
OPPORTUNITIES
Sweden has released its National Approach for Artificial Intelligence plan, which outlines the governments’ assessment of what is needed to be at the forefront of AI development and deployment. The goal is to develop standards and principles for i) ethical, sustainable, and safe AI ii) continue to improve digital infrastructure to leverage opportunities in AI and iii) increase access to data. The Swedish government has carried out several initiatives to help realize the strategy, including investment in several universities to help train AI professionals.
Sweden will continue its effort in playing an active role in the EU’s digitization efforts.
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Country Ranks
2019
/79



Country Scores
2019
/120



The Four Technology Enablers
Up from last year
Down from last year
SE 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
SE 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
SE 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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