Policy Impact Partners understands how to develop and communicate smart digital policies that encourage competition, innovation and investment. We work hand in hand with our clients to identify the policy risks and opportunities, and to define and deliver policy impact.
Our core expertise lies in connectivity and digital policies. While these used to concern predominantly the tech and communications industries, they are now having direct impact across all sectors from finance to energy, and from health to transport.
The rapid digitisation of the economy through developments such as the Internet of Things and big data analytics, will be further accelerated with 5G and advances in AI. Governments, regulators and legislators around the world are assessing and seeking to understand the ways in which new technologies are challenging existing policy frameworks.
Stakeholders must now deal with a broader set of policy challenges than ever before, and adapt their advocacy strategies accordingly. Shaping the impact of policy in this new environment will require greater collaboration and partnership between industries, and between industry, government and regulators.
We believe our experience, expertise and networks can help get your voice heard, understood and supported. As your policy partners, we will provide the added capacity and expertise you need to meet new policy challenges, both in Europe and beyond.
New policy and regulatory challenges have emerged as a result of the range of innovative services made possible by ever faster and more ubiquitous broadband connections. This is bringing into sharper focus the need to modernise regulation in areas such as privacy, security and net neutrality.
Technological innovation often challenges outdated regulatory and policy frameworks. Innovators have successfully developed new digital platforms for communication services that have transformed the competitive landscape. Governments and regulators now face the challenge of whether, and how, to regulate Internet-based players and adjust existing rules to effectively protect consumers and drive competition.
Smartphones and broadband Internet connectivity have transformed the way we work and live. There is a growing demand for high-speed and robust Internet connectivity, be it through fiber, wireless broadband, satellite or mobile. 5G networks will accelerate the development of new business opportunities based on the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), and underpinned by the widespread availability of intelligently connected devices and systems.
Fresh ideas and innovative approaches are needed to connect the next 4 billion people to the Internet. Governments and regulators are closely following trials of new connectivity solutions as they assess what mix of technologies is best suited to their needs, and best able to address the digital divide. Spectrum is the oxygen of wireless networks. There are many competing uses of this finite resource such as satellite, mobile, air traffic control and defense. To meet increasing consumer demand for data, governments and regulators will need to ensure the timely release of the right type of affordable spectrum, and under appropriate conditions to meet policy objectives.