Governmental and multilateral organizations

We strongly believe in the power of collaboration by working with industry partners and engaging with policy makers, international and multi-lateral organizations, civil society and academia, to help transform towards a digital economy and society. We believe digital technology can strongly contribute to reaching the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Code of Conduct provides guidance on how we deal with government officials. Our policy is not to participate in the political or electoral process through direct donations to political groups, but to protect our interests through lawful and transparent advocacy with government.

Besides working with individual governments, we work with a number of key multilateral organizations including the World Economic Forum (WEF), the United Nations Broadband Commission, UNESCO, the G-20 through the B-20, the UN and ITU EQUALS Global Partnership, as well as a variety of industry driven organizations.

Nordic CEOs for a sustainable future. In late summer 2018, our CEO joined other Nordic CEOs in an initiative to support acceleration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In Oslo, 31 October 2018, a group of the Nordic-based CEOs officially announced the joint initiative. Representatives from the group presented their shared ambitions to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg during the 70th Nordic Council session in Oslo.

The CEOs have joined forces to highlight the need for new business models that will drive the transition to a 21st century economy aligned with the ethical, social and environmental priorities of our time. The initiative also creates a platform for the Nordic Prime Ministers to engage directly with the CEOs on how to move from sustainability as a compliance exercise to purpose driven companies. A key objective is to explore ways to deliver more impact through collaboration and responsible business practices.

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Cooperation in standardization. In addition to industry association-type of memberships we are active in standardization of progressing digitalization. Our key memberships in this arena include 3GPP, ETSI, ITU, IETF, 5G-IA, 5G PPP and the Linux Foundation.


The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is a global collaboration of seven telecommunications standard development organizations (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TSDSI, TTA, TTC) and provides their members with a stable environment to define 3GPP technologies. Nokia participates actively in 3GPP via all these organizations. 
3GPP covers cellular telecommunications network technologies, including radio access, the core transport network, and service capabilities - including work on codecs, security, quality of service - and thus provides complete system specifications. The specifications are currently developed to include also 5G. 

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) provides an open and inclusive environment to support the timely development, ratification and testing of globally applicable standards for ICT-enabled systems, applications and services across all sectors of industry and society. ETSI is also recognized by the EU as a European Standards Organization (ESO). Nokia participates actively in ETSI with the view of supporting the global applicability of the developed standards. 

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies. ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people and so protecting and supporting everyone's fundamental right to communicate. 
ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits (Radiocommunication Sector, ITU-R), develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect (Standardization Sector, ITU-T) and strives to improve access to information and communication to underserved communities worldwide (ITU Development Sector, ITU-D). Nokia is a member of all three sectors in the ITU. 

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) mission is to make the Internet work better by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet. The IETF is a large international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. Nokia participates actively in the IETF in several Areas and Working Groups. 

5G-IA, 5G PPP 
5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) promotes and supports European leadership for the development, deployment and evolution of 5G and aims to ensure a clear European voice on 5G around the world. This involves actively promoting all parts of the 5G lifecycle and ecosystems. 
The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) is the 5G collaborative research program that is organized as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. The 5G PPP will deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for ubiquitous next-generation communication infrastructure over the coming decade. 
In the 5G PPP, the 5G IA represents the private side and the European Commission the public side. Nokia participates actively 5G IA. The 5G IA is committed to the advancement of 5G in Europe and to building global consensus on 5G. To this aim, the Association brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals and SMEs. The 5G IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation. 

Linux Foundation 
The Linux Foundation (LF) supports the creation of sustainable open source ecosystems by providing financial and intellectual resources, infrastructure, services, events, and training. Its projects form an ambitious and successful investment in the creation of shared technology. Nokia is Linux Foundation member and participates as a member in several LF Projects, including e.g. LF Networking (LFN) which brings together seven top networking projects to increase harmonization across platforms, communities, and ecosystems. The LFN projects address major industry challenges and through collaboration between end users, vendors, and developers, are transforming all aspects of the network and accelerating open source deployments