Switzerland is the global leader in broadband, cloud, AI and IoT, and is ranked second in Huawei's latest Global Connectivity Index.
The 40 indicators are applied to the areas of supply, demand, experience and potential in addition to the technological enablers. They also cover topics such as ICT investments, mobile subscriptions, fiber optics, but also eGovernment as well as research & development and IT specialists.
Leader role in 5G attested
In addition to its good infrastructure and broadband penetration, Switzerland scores points as an innovative country, particularly in the area of IoT and in the newly included topic Artificial Intelligence (AI). Significant investments have already been made in this area, according to the report. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Leader role that Switzerland plays in the area of 5G.
The index's underlying approach sees Frontrunner countries such as Switzerland as having a growing potential and moving into a new growth cycle. This could contribute with a potential additional increase of one percent to GDP.