Singapore ranks 4th in GCI 2019.
Singapore’s high rank is due to strong scores in digital infrastructure and industry connectivity, especially relating to ICT expenditure, the percentage of population covered by mobile networks, ICT access and usage, smartphone penetration rate, and ICT laws. It has laid a solid foundation to support growing demand for high-end technologies such as cloud computing, AI, and IoT.
Singapore is far ahead of other ASEAN countries and above the global average with its indicators. It has improved this year in e-commerce development, secured servers, cloud migration, and AI development. Early adopters of business cloud services include wholesale and retail commerce, the hospitality sector, and the real estate industry.