Huawei’s Global Connectivity Index (GCI) measures how nations are progressing with digital transformation using Information and Communications Technology (ICT). It is a quantitative assessment that comprehensively evaluates connectivity from both a national and industrial perspective. The GCI is based on findings from 50 countries that together make up around 90% of the global GDP and 78% of the global population. Those findings are the result of surveys conducted with 3,000 firms across 10 verticals to assess their progress in digital transformation against the GCI performance of their nation.
The index worked out 40 indicators that can be allocated to 4 higher economic pillars – supply, demand, experience and potential (SDEP). These pillars encompass the entire chain of ICT development and digital transformation to provide a 360-degree view of the digital economy. Apart from that the study identified 5 superior tech enablers, 4 stages of innovation and 3 clusters classifying the 50 countries on the basis of the above-mentioned factors.
- The main investment target of all nations was broadband – both speed and coverage.
- Developed economies concentrated on accelerating downloads and cutting latency. They also made headway in deploying cloud services, big data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Emerging economies are focusing on broadband coverage, but they’re weak in cloud, big data, and IoT.
- Top 5 Ranking leaders: USA, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
- Greatest jump in rank: UK, Malaysia, Indonesia