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Public policy and government affairs

Public policy and government affairs for a connected future

Ericsson engages and collaborates with governments, regulators, legislators, businesses and industry associations to achieve positive and sustainable long term conditions for the ICT sector.

Around the world, government efforts to regulate the ICT sector are increasing, as issues related to network regulation, spectrum allocations, data flows, forced localization, cybersecurity, privacy and trade continue to drive policy in markets around the world. With our presence in more than 180 countries, Ericsson’s Government & Industry Relations team works with our stakeholders to craft regulatory and public solutions that drive innovation, economic growth and societal inclusion.

Key Global ICT policy issues

Digital transformation policy and regulatory challenges

Supply side ICT policy issues

Key supply side ICT policy, addresses the effective roll-out of ICT infrastructure, increase market efficiency and efficient utilization of spectrum. 

Demand side ICT policy issues

Demand side ICT policy is concerned with regulation of commercial actors, create new opportunities for society and to regulate rights pertaining to the industrial internet, Internet of Things, media and content regulations, data protection & data-driven innovation

Horizontal ICT policy issues

Horizontal ICT policies impact both supply side and demand side ICT policy. Some key horizontal ICT policy issues are: internet governance, trade policies, intellectual property rights, and critical infrastructure and cybersecurity.

Events and activities

Sound policy making is grounded on an inclusive dialog between key stakeholders in an open society. Consequently, Ericsson aims to bring our policy positions to arenas where free exchange of ideas contributes to societal development, as well as an invaluable opportunity for us to learn from other stakeholders.

Brian Williamson author of the article

Expansive Mobile

On 14th May, Communications Chambers launched their Expansive Mobile report, sponsored by Ericsson.  Expansive Mobile refers to the need to drive pervasive, capable and consistent connectivity, all of which 5G will amplify.

In this report it further explores the shift to mobile connectivity and how policy priorities need to realign in order to realise the benefits of a ‘mobile first’ world.  Read more

Brian Williamson partner at Communications Chambers and author of the Expansive Mobile report.

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