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India Ranked 65 In Huawei Global Connectivity Index

The report points out that India’s National Digital Communications Policy aims to unlock the transformative power of digital communications networks to achieve the goal of digital empowerment

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In the Huawei Global Connectivity Index for 2019, India has come in at the 65 rank among 79 countries included in the survey. India has moved up two places from the previous year in the Index. According to the report, with significant capabilities in both telecommunications and software, India stands poised to benefit from new digital technologies and platforms, which could unlock productivity.

The report points out that India’s National Digital Communications Policy aims to unlock the transformative power of digital communications networks to achieve the goal of digital empowerment and improved quality of life by accomplishing the - providing broadband for all, creating 4 million additional jobs in the Digital Communications sector, enhancing the contribution of the Digital Communications sector to India’s GDP, propelling India into the Top 50 in ITU’s ICT Development Index, enhancing India’s contribution to Global Value Chains and Ensuring Digital Sovereignty.

Placing GCI with GDP
The GCI S-curve shows the digital economy journey of nations through the relationship between GCI score and GDP. Big investors in ICT infrastructure at the top of the S-curve tend to show significantly stronger GDP per capita than those at the bottom of the S-curve.

Nations need to ensure adequate investment in and development of the four core technologies covered by GCI scoring – Broadband, Cloud, IoT and AI – and measured by 40 GCI indicators.

Tapping the Full Potential of AI to Boost GDP Growth
Nations across the GCI spectrum are discovering an “AI's upside potential" in 2019. Simply stated, it means that tapping the full potential of AI could significantly increase GDP growth.

While much of the economic benefits of AI today goes to the GCI's most advanced economies, even Frontrunners are relegated to beginner status with AI technology while they learn how to develop, adopt, and train it to solve real-world challenges. But, with AI algorithms and services readily available on cloud platforms, Adopters and even Starters will inevitably learn from Frontrunners’ experience and find ways to adapt the technology to work in their own ICT environment. Developing economies accessing AI will play an important role in spreading the technology’s benefits across regions and industries.

For Frontrunners like the US and Japan that possess the most advanced ICT infrastructure, AI's upside potential today represents a huge gap in untapped growth. In the case of the US, AI’s current impact on the country’s GDP is estimated to be 300% to 400% lower than its potential value.

Ecosystem Stakeholders Drive Collaboration

Intelligent Connectivity functions and creates value through collaborative ecosystems. These ecosystems that employ AI, cloud services, and IoT can sustain and thrive on a continuous flow of data feedback like a virtuous cycle. The more data available, the more effective Intelligent Connectivity becomes at predicting users' needs so that personalized products and services can be provided to win customers and solve real-world problems.

GCI 2019 identifies five stakeholder roles that can collaborate across domains, break down organizational silos, and deliver faster results to customers: Decision Makers, Data Scientists, Data Collectors, ICT Companies, and End Users. Understanding how to participate and leverage the strengths of these collaborative stakeholders is crucial for policymakers and industry leaders to deliver sustainable growth for their country or organization, especially as the influence of Intelligent Connectivity expands.


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