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Public policy and government affairs for the Networked Society

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

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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. 

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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

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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.

World Economic Forum

At World Economic Forum 2017, we  highlighted that business leaders can’t just accept that globalization and free trade are things of the past.  Businesses must adapt to the new reality of nationalism and borders.

Read more about our view of globalization and free trade

B20 and G20 2017

B20 is an vehicle for business to share ideas and contributesuggestions to the chairmanship’s secretariat of G20.  We have been invited to the German G20 2017 chairmanship,  to contribute ideas on how to advance the G20 digital policy agenda.

Learn more about the G20 digital policy agenda