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[September 23, 2013]

Broadband's Role Moves up in Post-2015 Sustainable Development

(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Broadband Commission issuing new reports to be recognized by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the post-2015 development processTask force report says that over the next 15 years, broadband's contribution to sustainable development will only increase in pace with its growth globallyNew research shows how countries around the world use their national broadband plans as key policy instruments to leverage the full potential of broadband as an enabling infrastructureTen recommendations offered to meet sustainable development goals post 2015 The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, a joint initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UNESCO, has issued a new report looking at several aspects of broadband and its positive effects on people, environment and society. The task force which delivered the report was led by Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC).


The report, entitled: "Transformative Solutions for 2015 and Beyond: the report of the Broadband Commission Task force on Sustainable Development" analyzes national broadband plans for 138 countries and identifies best government practices, urges governments to act now and to include broadband in their national development agenda. It also makes a number of supporting recommendations.

The report is to be recognized by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Hans Vestberg says: "As the post-2015 sustainable development agenda process evolved, we felt an urgent need to see action. We see so many opportunities for broadband to transform all aspects of society. Technology evolves faster than policy, and we wanted to make a concerted effort to do everything we could to raise awareness of the potential." Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the ITU, says: "Through this work the Broadband Commission would like to encourage the international community to recognize the need for transformative solutions in the post-2015 development agenda; and this report makes the case. The report presents for the first time new research showing how countries around the world use their national broadband plans as key policy instruments to leverage the full potential of broadband as an enabling infrastructure to accelerate sustainable development; yet there are also many missed opportunities, not least within poverty reduction and food security." Among the ten recommendations are "make broadband affordable for all," and "deploy national development policies and plans to actively drive cross-sector integration of economic and social outcomes deliverable and scalable through ICT and broadband." Best practices are highlighted from five countries - Japan, Mexico, the Philippines Rwanda, and Sweden -- that have successfully integrated a wide range of development goals into their national broadband plans. The task force credits a spirit of collaborating across all sectors of governments and including the private sector to realize shared aims.

The full report is available at www.broadbandcommission.org. On September 21-22, the commissioners will hold roundtables and feature guest speakers on these topics in the New York area and at the Social Good Summit at the 92Y.

Follow Ericsson during the week at @ericssonsustain on Twitter and technologyforgood on Facebook, as well as on Google+ and LinkedIn.

www.broadbandcommission.org Link to the report Transformative Solutions for 2015 and Beyond Report on Socioeconomic effects of broadband speed, September 17, 2013 Download high-resolution photos and broadcast-quality video at www.ericsson.com/press Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions.

We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180 countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2012 the company's net sales were SEK 227.8 billion (USD 33.8 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

www.ericsson.comwww.ericsson.com/newswww.twitter.com/ericssonsustainwww.facebook.com/technologyforgoodwww.youtube.com/ericsson FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Ericsson Corporate CommunicationsPhone: +46 10 719 69 92E-mail: media.relations@ericsson.com Ericsson Investor RelationsPhone: +46 10 719 00 00E-mail: investor.relations@ericsson.comBroadband's role moves up in post-2015 sustainable development Copyright Ericsson. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com).

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