Are we now going to boycott Nokia and Siemens?
Washington Times
16-Jun-2009 (4 comments)

Two European companies — a major contractor to the U.S. government and a top cell-phone equipment maker — last year installed an electronic surveillance system for Iran that human rights advocates and intelligence experts say can help Iran target dissidents. Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), a joint venture between the Finnish cell-phone giant Nokia and German powerhouse Siemens, delivered what is known as a monitoring center to Irantelecom, Iran's state-owned telephone company. A spokesman for NSN said the servers were sold for "lawful intercept functionality," a technical term used by the cell-phone industry to refer to law enforcement's ability to tap phones, read e-mails and surveil electronic data on communications networks.


Remember Nokia and Siemens story?

by peace45 on

In a joint venture, Nokia and Siemens help Islamic Republic of Iran install leading technology surveillance systems, on the other hand the joint venture sponsors World Wildlife Fund to save animals. These criminal collaborators confirm that Iranian people are not only facing the Islamic fascists at home, we also have foreign enemies that have more concerns about animals' welfare than for human beings.



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NSN uses Iran as a showcase for spy-tech...

by tpek (not verified) on

In June 2008 Nokia Siemens Networks participated in ISS World Asia Pacific, “ISS World Programs present the methodologies and tools to bridge the chasms from lawful intercept data gathering to information creation to investigator knowledge to actionable intelligence.”

One of NSN presentation info:
“Monday, 9 June 2008, 10:45-11:15,
With Nokia Siemens Networks Intelligence Solutions the future has already begun. Enormous amounts of information yesterday a bothersome burden for analysts and agencies, today and overwhelming challenge and tomorrow? Despite all legal limitations and compliances, disperse data can be compared to a buried treasure. This presentation will deliver a realistic picture of today's and tomorrow's challenges as for preemptive security. Innovative ways of correlating and consolidating data from different sources with improved quality will be exemplified.
Speaker: Tilmann Gabriel, Program Manager Intelligence Platform, Nokia Siemens Networks”

In February 2009, for the first time ever, Nokia Siemens Networks, was the lead sponsor of intelligence gathering conference in Dubai. The events hosted by NSN included some topics demonstrated in practice in Iran over the past month.

For example:
“Thursday, 26 February 2009, 8:30 - 9:00,
This presentation covers a wide range of monitoring aspects that go beyond standardized active monitoring. It deals with topics like satellite communication monitoring, service/passive monitoring, integration of surveillance equipment and communication data retention as well as location tracking of wireless communication. Other subjects are the application of biometrics, classification and natural language processing for automated information assessment which greatly improve the efficiency of monitoring centers.
Speaker: Jesper Mathiesen, Head of Solution Sales, Nokia Siemens Networks”

For more of the same and a complete program visit:



by ineedmychange (not verified) on

Agree Any tech company choses money over morality should be boycotted How ironic we have two communication giants who participate in state censorship to the max I will not be purchasing any more Nokia products and will find out what Siemens makes and stay away from that