High Tech Policy

February 23, 2021

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Chuck Robbins, Chairman & CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc., on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 recognizes the vital role that technology plays in supporting remote healthcare, distance learning, remote work, and high-quality broadband connections, which will enable us to truly build an inclusive future for all.

January 28, 2021

HIGH TECH POLICY

Are Openness and Security Both Possible in a 5G World?

Well-designed, open wireless network architectures using Open RAN can actually yield security benefits over closed architectures, but federally-funded research is a critical step on that path.

December 10, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Digital recovery demands higher security

The ambition of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, to leverage the EU’s recovery effort and fund to accelerate the digital transformation of our economy has gathered a large consensus in Brussels and in member states. Rightfully so. One thing the pandemic has made clear: a more digitized economy calls for ever-reinforced […]

December 8, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Congratulations to FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington

Statement from Cisco’s Jeff Campbell, Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs, the Americas: On behalf of Cisco, we congratulate Nathan Simington on his appointment and Senate confirmation as he becomes the new FCC commissioner. We look forward to working with him on bridging the digital divide, increasing spectrum for better, more reliable wireless technology, […]

October 12, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Reliance on Video Teleconferencing Highlights the Importance of Security and Privacy

Given the world’s recent dependency on video teleconferencing companies and technologies, it’s now more important than ever that users scrutinize the privacy implications of how these technologies are built, deployed, operated, and used.

September 22, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Security in Open RAN Networks

Many mobile network operators are considering deployment of open, decomposed, and modular radio access networks for 5G advanced wireless networks. The business rationale for adopting this network architecture is evident in light of the current state of the supply chain for network infrastructure. The current pool of vendors for technology in the Radio Access Network […]

September 2, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Wi-Fi has never been more critical but needs harmonised 6GHz spectrum now

The European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) has been drafting rules to allow Wi-Fi into the lower 6GHz band. This process is now entering the final phase, to continue providing high speed, high quality wireless broadband in Europe.

June 29, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

AI: Promoting Trust and Growth

I submitted Cisco’s response to the European Commission’s consultation on Artificial Intelligence this month.  The Commission’s goal to create an ecosystem of excellence for AI in Europe but also one of trust is welcome and I look forward to Cisco continuing to feed into the Commission’s thinking as ideas are developed further. It’s a cliché […]

June 23, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Moving Wi-Fi Forward: It Takes Great People and Great Technology

Cisco is thrilled that the Wi-Fi Alliance has honored Cisco with the 2020 Industry Impact Award for outstanding contributions to regulatory changes needed to make 6 GHz spectrum available for unlicensed use, and our Distinguished Architect Stephen Orr with its 2020 Mission Specialist Award for his outstanding contributions to the WFA Security Marketing and WFA […]