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.