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Ericsson Response

World Food Programme, Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)

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Ericsson Response

Challenge

To be first in the field for humanitarian response and set up communication during natural disasters for first responders.

Solution

Established in 2000 and staffed by employee volunteers, Ericsson Response* is a disaster relief program that focuses on providing connectivity to humanitarian workers in disaster areas through the installation of temporary internet until local services have recovered.

Impact

Ericsson Response is deployed to support the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) partners to address emergency telecommunications needs. Since 2000, hundreds of employees have volunteered, been trained, and have been deployed all over the world to support over 40 humanitarian relief efforts.

* Ericsson Response is deployed to support the ETC partners to address the emergency telecommunications needs.

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Technology for Good

By 2020, 90% of the world’s population will be covered by mobile broadband networks. This scale brings an unprecedented opportunity to address global challenges of sustainable development. Technology for Good is our initiative where we use our expertise in new technologies, our solutions, and our advocacy to make life better around the world.

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