IGF 2019 WS #193 5G socio-economic impacts

Organizer 1: Julia Jasinska, Nokia

Speaker 1: Marc Vancoppenolle, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 2: Rodrigo Arias, Civil Society, Intergovernmental Organization
Speaker 3: Lidia Ustasiak, Government, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Policy Question(s): 

Is there any evidence for the economic and social benefits of 5G-enabled transformation?
How to make sure that 5G- associated economic and societal benefits reach all members of society in an inclusive and equitable fashion?
How do you help unlock the potential of 5G?
Do we anticipate any unintended consequences of 5G deployments (like deepening of the digital divide and environmental externalities) and if so how we should mitigate those?
What are the implications for business leaders, governments and policy-makers?

Relevance to Theme: A switch to 5G promises to catalyst various societal benefits and economic growth, impacting inclusiveness, involving job creation, income growth/disparity, consumer cost/time savings, pollution/greenhouse gas reduction and quality-adjusted life years gained. As 5G rollouts are starting globally, we invite IGF participants to join a discussion about its impacts, and how to assure its most inclusive nature.

Relevance to Internet Governance: 5G infrastructure, available and accessible, will be crucial to boost Internet use and develop new applications. It will reshape the way we access and use Internet.

Format: 

Other - 60 Min
Format description: No specific requirements regarding the room - preference for rountable for its inclusive format but other setups possible as well.

Description: The Fourth Industrial Revolution is expected to create enormous economic and societal value through use cases such as robotic process automation and flexible human-machine collaboration. It will be underpinned by ultrafast and ultrareliable 5G. A switch to 5G promises to catalyst various societal benefits and economic growth, involving job creation, income growth/disparity, consumer cost/time savings, pollution/greenhouse gas reduction and quality-adjusted life years gained. As 5G rollouts are starting globally, we invite IGF participants to join a discussion about its impacts, and how to assure its most inclusive nature.
The World Economic Forum has made 5G a priority topic in their technology agenda creating a 5G-Next Generation Networks Programme that Nokia is actively supporting. One of its key objectives is to stimulate cross-industry and governmental coordination and to quantify the economic and social impact of 5G. During our workshop, participants will have a chance to discuss 5G developments. We will discuss what are the 5G use cases that will change the lives of millions.

Expected Outcomes: Mapping of key societal issues related to 5G.

Onsite Moderator: 

Julia Jasinska, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Online Moderator: 

Julia Jasinska, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Rapporteur: 

Julia Jasinska, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Discussion Facilitation: 

open format, allowing interventions from the room (questions and relflections).

Online Participation: 

collecting questions for the pannelists and remarks to be shared with the room

Proposed Additional Tools: Social media - Nokia channels on twitter and linkedin, with big number of followers, in addition to inetractions by the speakers and from their accounts.

SDGs: 

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals