Open Infra was founded in Sweden in 2009 with the purpose of building an open digital infrastructure with optical fiber with free competition for all suppliers to deliver digital services to connected households and companies. Today the operations have expanded substantially far beyond the Swedish borders with fiber networks in Germany, USA and the UK.
We are convinced that an open digital infrastructure created increased quality of life regardless of where you live. Because with appropriate digital services more focus can be put on the important things in live, from entertainment to healthcare and education.
The Ten Principles have been a foundation since the start and it is now a natural step to also formally commit in order to ensure that this will be true for the future, for all markets in which we have operations. This will be carried out by increased reporting from our sub-contractors, further develop the group’s strategy for diversity etc. We will continuously report on our progress in the area.
Open Infra contributes to a sustainable development and has identified the following goals as the key areas in which we can make a difference.
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
A well-functioning and resilient infrastructure is the foundation of every successful community. To meet future challenges, our industries and infrastructure must be upgraded. For this, we need to promote innovative sustainable technologies and ensure equal and universal access to information and financial markets. This will bring prosperity, create jobs, and make sure that we build stable and prosperous societies across the globe.
By expanding the reach of high-speed and stable Internet infrastructure we create the foundation for the future community.
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
The world’s population is constantly increasing. To accommodate everyone, we need to build modern, sustainable societies. For all of us to survive and prosper, we need new, intelligent urban planning that creates safe, affordable, and resilient cities with green and culturally inspiring living conditions.
Modern life and sustainable societies will be enabled by better Internet infrastructure. The Covid-19 pandemic has paved the way for remote work which could lead to decreased urbanization, less commuting and greatly improve the possibilities for modern life also in rural areas.
Goal 15: Life on land
A flourishing life on land is the foundation for our life on this planet. We are all part of the planet’s ecosystem and we have caused severe damage to it through deforestation, loss of natural habitats and land degradation. Promoting a sustainable use of our ecosystems and preserving biodiversity is not a cause. It is the key to our own survival.
While deploying new fiber infrastructure the deployment of fiber infrastructure will affect the surrounding nature and life on land. By using nature friendly deployment techniques that minimizes the risks for damaging the surroundings, we take responsibility for not leaving a negative biological footprint.
builds, manages and develops fiber infrastructure for households, companies and municipalities in Sweden, Germany, the United States, Norway and Great Britain.