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Public policy and government affairs

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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 broadening, as issues related to network regulation, spectrum allocations, data flows, 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.

Spectrum awards

Timely licensing of harmonized spectrum suitable for 4G and 5G is a requirement to achieve early mass market services and applications.

Future spectrum

Spectrum regulation should aim for attaining harmonized and unrestrictive regulatory conditions for 5G and 6G systems.

Principles of spectrum licensing

A wave of 5G auctions and renewals of existing licenses are expected over the next five years.

Network regulation

Network regulation should support long term stable rules that stimulate investments and usage, foster infrastructure competition, and uphold the principle of technology neutrality.

Net neutrality

Policy makers should support an open and non-discriminatory internet and a framework for net neutrality that provides consumers with access to the content, applications, and services they want, while promoting continued investment, experimentation, differentiation, and innovation.

Cyber network security

Cyber-attacks target all kinds of devices, services, and networks, and come in a variety of forms, including information theft, fraud, identity theft, denial of service and malware.

Data protection

Data protection regulation should define neither the technology nor the means used for the collection and processing of the personal data.

Cross-border data flows

Data should be able to flow by default. Any limitation to cross border data flows should be limited to clearly defined exceptions in line with WTO principles such as GATS Article 14.

Trade liberalization – information technology agreement

ICT industry has been and is a vocal advocate for global open trade and the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers, benefitting competition, economic growth and access to technology that benefits society.

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Please contact your local Ericsson office to find out more about our thinking on these topics.

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