Network regulation

Ericsson strongly believes in an open internet, where users are free to access the legal content of their choosing. At the same time, we support the ISP’s need for flexibility in service offerings and network management to support future investment in highly performing networks, so long as they avoid throttling, blocking, or other anti-competitive behaviors and are transparent in their terms of service.

We disagree with some hardline net neutrality proponents, in that we believe the consumer has the right to choose the level of service they prefer, including assigning higher levels priority for apps, content, and services that they value as well as the provision of much valued zero rated services. Finally, we believe that in a competitive broadband market where consumers have a number of wired and wireless options, the open market is the best mechanism to promote investment and drive down costs.