Global Business in Iran Database

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Nokia Siemens Network - Irantelecom, Telecommunications Surveillance Technology


Nokia Siemens Network, a partnership between Germany's Siemens AG and Finland's Nokia aided Irantelecom in developing monitering systems for cell phones and the internet in the second half of 2008.  According to the WSJ, these technologies were used to clamp down on protesters during the summer riots against Mahmoud Ahmedinejad's Presidential election.


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1. "Provision of Lawful Intercept capability in Iran," Nokia Siemens Networks, June 22, 2009, available at:

2. Eli Lake, "Fed contractor, cell phone maker sold spy system to Iran," The Washington Times April 13, 2009, available at:

3. "Iran's Web Spying Aided By Western Technology ", Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2009,

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