Huawei limits Iran operations
Chinese vendor Huawei is capping its business in Iran, as it seeks to bounce back from accusations it supplied web monitoring kit to the nation’s government.
The firm revealed Friday it won’t seek new customers in the country and is restricting its business with existing customers, in light of what it calls an “increasingly complex situation,” in the market. The vendor pledged to see current deployment contracts through to completion, and to honor commitments to maintenance and upkeep of infrastructure already installed.
A company statement emphasizes the firm’s networks in Iran are “in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including those of the UN, US and EU,” and noted it has established internal policies to ensure “legal application of our products and technologies.”
Huawei last month vehemently rejected claims it supplies technology that can be used for news censorship and web monitoring in Iran. The vendor acknowledged supplying a news delivery platform to operator MTN Irancell, but said the platform has no such capabilities.
US-based lobby group United Against A Nuclear Iran had called on Huawei to immediately end its business in Iran due to the allegations, after dismissing the vendor’s denial.