Mr. Ekholm goes to Washington
The week of March 5, a Swedish delegation, including Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Börje Ekholm, and several other Swedish CEOs, met with President Trump at the White House to discuss trade and security.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven, Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm, several other Swedish CEOs and a host of officials from the Swedish Embassy in the U.S. spent the day in Washington, D.C. The day began with a meeting with Wilbur Ross, the Secretary of Commerce. Börje told Secretary Ross that Ericsson appreciates the leadership of FCC Chairman Pai on Net Neutrality and said every bit of data cannot be treated equally. For example, shouldn’t remote surgery be treated with a higher level of priority than the kid in the basement playing video games?
After a luncheon on Capitol Hill with Senators and Congressmen from the Swedish Caucus, the group moved on to the White House. After Prime Minister Löfven met alone with President Trump, the rest of the delegation had a few minutes with the President to discuss their own company’s priorities. Börje brought up the need for mid-band spectrum (3 GHz) for 5G in order for the U.S. to remain competitive in the global race to 5G.