Cooperating with our industry

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We regularly contribute to working groups and committees of various industry organizations that promote sustainability goals.

Our memberships

We are a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, the CDP supply chain program, the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue, the Climate Leadership Council, Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative and Digital Europe, as well as several standardization and university cooperation groups. This year,  we also became an official observer member of the Global Network Initiative, with aim of becoming a full member in March 2017.

Through these industry organization we address topics such as freedom of expression and privacy, climate change, common responsibility on supply chain issues and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Alliance for Affordable Internet

In addition, we are a member of The Alliance for Affordable Internet which is a technology sector coalition aiming to achieve the UN Broadband Commission target of entry-level broadband priced at less than 5% of monthly income, thereby enabling billions more people to come online. Through A4AI, public sector, private sector and not-for-profit organisations are coming together to create policy and regulatory solutions that drive down the cost of Internet access around the world as well as working operationally in a number of countries to collectively find the best solution to solve this affordability issue.

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The Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

We have established the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) together with Facebook, Intel, Deutsche Telekom, EE, Globe, SK Telecom and other operators, equipment providers, systems integrators and technology companies from around the world. The overall target of TIP is to accelerate sustainable global growth of high quality, scalable and affordable telecommunications infrastructure by driving innovation in collaboration with the industry. We provide TIP with both experience and credibility from the mobile communication ecosystem, and we want to promote transparency and open architecture, and explore new business models to improve people’s lives through better connectivity. The industry will benefit from a growing ecosystem that will provide connectivity to places that previously were unconnected.

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The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development

Our President and CEO Rajeev Suri was appointed as Broadband Commissioner to contribute in creating and innovating on projects that can digitize the under-developed and under-connected world. The Broadband Commission was jointly convened by UNESCO and ITU in 2010 for industry, government, academic, and NGOs to come together to discuss and debate the acceleration of the adoption of broadband globally, with a special focus on developing and less developed nations.

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