Here you can read about the project's actors and their input.
LTU - Karl Andersson
Professor and Acting Executive Manager
Andersson is Deputy Professor of Distributed Computer Systems at LTU and Acting
Executive Manager at the Center for Distance-Spanning Technology (CDT).
At CDT, LTU
works together with the IT industry. Here, research, design and innovation
meet, thus providing an integrated environment for people, infrastructure,
tools, processes and research services. Here, new distance-spanning
technologies and applications are being developed and tested.
CDT has more than 20 years of experience of leading collaborative projects in the field and is #fulltäckning's project coordinator.
LTU - Jaap van de Beek
of Signal Processing
Jaap van de Beek works as a Professor and Subject Representative of Signal Processing at
In 1988, LTU established Sweden's first professorship in signal processing. The research focuses on the development of signal processing algorithms based on statistical models and covers the areas of flexible radio communication, signal processing for measurement applications, as well as image analysis applied to process-industrial problems.
LTU - Arne Gylling
070-530 33 39
Arne Gylling has been working at CDT since 2005. In this project he will be working mainly with test planning. Arne has previously worked for Ericsson, where he developed, among other things, telecom systems.
LTH - Per Ödling
070-559 13 44
Per Ödling is a Professor of Telecommunications at Lund University.
LTU - Paula Wennberg
070-247 54 21
Paula Wennberg works as Project Manager at the Center for Distance-Spanning Technology (CDT) at LTU. She initiates and leads projects for innovation and organizational development with a gender perspective in the IT sector, in close collaboration with academia, industry and society. Among other things, she has contributed to the establishment of Gender Contact Point in companies and society for increased utilization of the university's gender research. She has worked with practical equality integration in a series of projects, which have resulted in digital tools for integration of an equality perspective in planning, implementation and monitoring of projects and activities. She is one of the editors of "Skapa hållbar förändring" ("Create Sustainable Change"), a handbook for integrating equality and diversity into research and innovation systems.
#fulltäckning has appointed her to Equality Adviser and she will support the project management in questions of equality.
Netmore - Johan Jober
073-172 30 01
Johan Jober is an engineer, entrepreneur and one of the founders of Netmore. He has extensive experience from working with mobile systems at Ericsson and various mobile operators, and he is one of Sweden's leading experts in radio technology. Netmore offers local networks for businesses, property owners and public organizations that are tailored to the customers' requirements and needs. This enables operator-neutral networks that are adapted to mobile telephony and data. The local mobile networks can be used in rural areas with poor coverage, letting village associations themselves be in control of the village having good mobile coverage.
Netmore is responsible for the technical solutions within #fulltäckning.
Iteam - Christian Landgren
CEO of Iteam
070-775 58 31
070-775 58 31
Christian Landgren is the founder and CEO of the digitalization agency Iteam, which he started out of the desire to create value, have fun and do something good. Iteam digitalizes companies and organizations through strategy, code and culture. The company was established in 1995 and currently has 30 employees. Veckans Affärer appointed Iteam to one of Sweden's Super Companies 2016.
With their participation, Iteam aims to create a greater understanding of the potential found in Sweden if only we begin to use the effect of digitalization in rural areas. One example we have looked at is the digitalization of the transport ecosystem which will revolutionize where people choose to live and work in the next 5-15 years. Greater freedom and flexibility would level out the current trend of urbanization and more people can choose to live closer to nature and family. Self-driving cars are an important component of this and require an expanded broadband network that not only works well in the metropolitan areas but throughout the country. This is not resolved using fiber alone.
Region Norrbotten - Johanna Lindberg
Coordinator and Rural Area Developer
Johanna Lindberg works as a Rural Area Developer and Broadband Coordinator at Region Norrbotten. Regional Broadband coordinators will, according to government decree, promote overall coordination and cooperation in broadband issues, and serve as a point of contact for public and private actors in the area. In Norrbotten County, broadband coordinators focus on broadband expansion in the countryside and are responsible for issues concerning rural areas. In this work, broadband and the digitalization of society are seen as a service for sparsely populated areas.
Region Norrbotten's part of the #fulltäckning project is concerned with the needs of companies and people in sparsely populated areas. Norrbotten County is twice the size of Sweden's second largest county, Västerbotten County, but has half as many inhabitants. Johanna Lindberg's focus is on extremely sparsely populated areas.
Region Västerbotten - Eva-Marie Marklund
070-585 05 76
070-585 05 76
Eva-Marie Marklund works as a Broadband Coordinator in Västerbotten County, and before that she was the CEO of AC-Net.
The government has decided that the above should work for coordination and cooperation in broadband issues and work as a point of contact for such issues in each county. Specifically, this involves gathering actors within the broadband area attempting as good build-out as possible through co-location and finding innovative solutions in areas where it is difficult to get a reach.
The Broadband Coordinator will also support the municipalities in their work with broadband expansion and planning, enhancing understanding between broadband expansion and the demand for digital services, as well as collaborating with the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority to identify shortcomings and problem areas in Västerbotten.
Region Västerbotten's role in the #fulltäckning project is to focus on the needs of companies and people in sparsely populated areas.
Västerbottens Läns Landsting - Pia Kristiansson
Head of Department/Project Manager, Glesbygdsmedicinskt centrum
070-600 73 02
Glesbygdsmedicinskt centrum (Rural Medical Center) in Storuman is an R&D unit within primary care in the County of Västerbotten in southern Lapland. The purpose of the center is to increase knowledge of how healthcare needs best can be met for the population in Västerbotten and throughout the country, and to increase the recruitment of physicians and other healthcare professionals in sparsely populated areas. The mission is to work with education, development and research in four areas: county/municipal cooperation projects, the infirmary model, distance-spanning technology in health care and Sami health.
The organization's part of the #fulltäckning project is to describe the particular requirements on connection that care in rural areas have.
Visita - Clemens Wantschura
08-762 74 33
Visita is a trade and employer's organization for the Swedish visiting industry. It gathers about 5,100 member companies representing more than 7,300 businesses, mainly hotels, restaurants, cafes, entertainment restaurants, catering companies, conference facilities, spas, camping companies, hostels, ski resorts, entertainment parks and zoos, tourist agencies and tourist companies. As an industry organization, Visita helps companies grow and develop, and they are the visiting industry's representative in political matters. As an employer organization, Visita signs the industry's collective agreement and is a member organization in the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.
Visita's part and interest in the #fulltäckning project is the importance of being able to complete making card payments and other electronic payments that require Internet access throughout Sweden - also in sparsely populated areas. More than 90% of all payments in the tourism industry are made with non-cash means of payment. Cash supply is expensive and works poorly outside the urban areas. Tourism is developing quickly and creates jobs in sparsely populated areas, but this development is hampered by lack of Internet access in large parts of Sweden, not just in the north.
LRF - Christian Nordenskjöld
Working with digitalization and digital transformation is about capitalizing on new opportunities and adapting to new needs. Christian conbines deep industry knowledge about the green industries with business-strategic height and has for several years analyzed how digital technologies reshape value chains and alter conditions for entrepreneurship in the green industries.
1. He is responsible for the development of LRF's digitalization strategy, which clarifies how LRF will organize the work on digitalization issues in the core business and prioritize strategic orientation for the work area.
2. One of the main authors of the reports: "Internet of things - Nu formas framtidens lantbruk", LRF's business intelligence, "Grön Entreprenör", "De gröna näringarnas affärer på gårdsnivå", "Kapital till jordbruket - varifrån och till vem?" etc.
3. Represents LRF in the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth's collaboration arena for food, within the Digitalization and Automation Working Group.
4. Represents LRF in the working group for digitalization within a collaboration arena for the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners.
LRF - Anders Johannesson
Representative at SACO and member of the LRF Federal Board
08-787 52 92
The Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF) is a politically independent interest and business organization for the green industry. The organization contributes to the development of companies in the fields of land, forest, garden and rural environment. LRF has about 140,000 members who together represent 70,000 enterprises.
LRF's part of the #fulltäckning project is to define the need for connectivity and to continue with the advocacy work for the project.
Ericsson is one of the world's leading providers of information and communication technology (ICT) to service providers. About 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through networks built by Ericsson. They develop cutting edge technology and services that are easy to implement, use and scale as needed, contributing to their customers' success in the digitalized world. For more than 140 years, their ideas, technology and employees have helped to develop the world, people, businesses and society at large.
Akademi Norr - Christer Lindblom
070-326 49 56
Akademi Norr works with competence development and education. It is a collaboration between 13 municipalities from Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Jämtland and Västernorrland. The vision is to create a collaborative network of high-quality higher education that inspires and guides.
Akademi Norr's role in the project is to describe the need for well-functioning networks for both mobile telephony and other IT solutions. This is linked to the task of enabling higher education and other skills development in order to contribute to the provision of skills.
Swedish Lapland Visitors Board
The Swedish Lapland Visitors Board is the region's official representative for the visiting industry, which, through a business-oriented collaboration platform, serves to support the industry's ambitions to do business of the international and national demand for the destination's range of subarctic products and experiences.
Their strength is an organizational interaction between local, public and private actors, where resources interact both operationally and strategically. These joint ventures maximize the potential for direct effects for growth, new jobs and companies based on publicly invested funds, and ensure long-term and sustainable regional development.
Arctos Labs Scandinavia AB - Mats Eriksson
070-617 00 33
Arctos Labs are consultants in the field of telecommunications. They work with architectural issues connected to 5G and the telecom cloud to help customers to develop new products and services.
The company has been involved in the initial phases of the #fulltäckning project as idea consultants.
Lennox PR - Robert Svensson
Head Consultant at Lennox Public Relations
076-175 55 32
Lennox PR is a strategic communications agency with a great dedication to social issues. Lennox will contribute with communicative support prior to, during and after the project.