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Intel Environment

Military Alliance
Interior Intelligence Services Ministry Of Intelligence and Security (MOIS)
Exterior Intelligence Services Oghab 2 Counter-Intelligence
Military Intelligence Services

Telco/Carrier/ISP Environment

Type Name Ownership Main Office URL Notes
3G 2100 Ertebatat Tamin Shams Novin Company (Tamin Telecom)
GSM 900/1800 Ertebatat Tamin Shams Novin Company (Tamin Telecom)
GSM 900/1800 Irancell Telecommunications Services Company (MTN Irancell)
GSM 900/1800 MCI
GSM 900 Mobile Telecommunications Company of Esfahan (MTCE)
GSM 900 Rafsanjan Industrial Complex (Coop) (Taliya)

Transnational Cables and Connections

Type Name Ownership Connecting Point A Connection Point B URL/Notes
?  ? ? Kuwait Iran Unconfirmed
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) Iran Albawaba

SIGINT/COMINT Stations and Operators

Privacy Related Legislation

LI Legislation


Vendor Appearance

  • 10/2011: CREATIVITY for location positioning infrastructure
  • 2010: ERICSSON accused of providing monitoring infrastructure
  • 2009: TROVICOR / Nokia Siemens Networks: Lawful Interception System, Siemens Intelligence Plattform (exported from germany)
  • 2013: HACKINGTEAM see Report 20130425

Articles / Events / Situations


Date Source Title Tags
20180331 Beliebteste Messenger-App im Land Iran will Telegram sperren IR


Date Source Title Tags
20150622 Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda, Psychology Research GCHQ / JTRIG / IR / AF / AR / GB


Date Source Title Tags
20141207 Überwachung: Irans Behörden wollen alle Webnutzer identifizieren IR
20141112 Handel mit Überwachungstechnologie: Big Brother per Mausklick TROVICOR / BH / GAMMA / SY / BLUECOAT / IR / CREATIVITY / HACKINGTEAM / AMESYS / DE


Date Source Title Tags
20130831 Snowden leaks: NSA conducted 231 offensive cyber-ops in 2011, hailed as 'active defense US / NSA / IR / RU / CN / KP / TAO / GENIE
20130830 U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, documents show US / NSA / GENIE / TAO / IR / RU / CN / KP / AF / PK / YE / IQ / SO
20130811 Russia among countries atop NSA surveillance priority list NSA / RU / CN / EU / IR / PK / KP / AF
20130425 Spyware. HackingTeam HACKINGTEAM / MX / IT / VN / AE / IQ / LB / MA / PA / TJ / IN / IR / SA / KR / ES / PL / TR / AR / CA / ML / OM / CN / US / KZ / EG / UA / UZ / CO / TW / BR / RU / KG / GB / BH / ET / ID / DE / LY


Date Source Title Tags
20121207 How Huawei Helped Iran Spy on Citizens and Why Brand China is Poison HUAWEI / IR
20121124 Elektronische Überwachung: Ajatollahs setzen alles auf eine Karte IR
30.05.2012 Iran und Syrien: Anti-Zensur-Software spioniert Web-User aus IR SY
24.04.2012 Sanktionen gegen Schnüffler: Obama will Unterdrückung durch Technologie verhindern US SY IR
23.04.2012 Obama authorizes sanctions against surveillance tech in Syria, Iran US SY IR
22.03.2012 Special Report: Chinese firm helps Iran spy on citizens IR ZTE
10.02.2012 Iran Shut Down Gmail , Google , Yahoo and sites using “Https” Protocol IR
09.02.2012 Persian cyberspace report: internet blackouts across Iran; BBC journalists interrogated, family members imprisoned IR


Date Source Title Tags
23.12.2011 Bloomberg: Israel Didn’t Know High-Tech Gear Was Sent to Iran Via Denmark DK IL IR SY ALLOT BLUECOAT
07.12.2011 NDR Zapp German spyware for dictators (Flash) / (Youtube) / (with French subtitles) BH DE EG IR OM SY TM DREAMLAB FINFISHER GAMMA TROVICOR
07.12.2011 NDR Zapp Das Geschäft mit Sicherheitstechnologie BH DE EG IR OM SY TM DREAMLAB FINFISHER GAMMA TROVICOR
31.10.2011 Iranian Police Seizing Dissidents Get Aid Of Western Companies IR ERICSSON CREATIVITY
29.09.2011 Reports: Iran Blocked PPTP and L2TP VPN Protocols. SSTP VPN is Unstable. IR Cryptoblockade
29.08.2011 Spiegel Internet: "Ausschaltknopf fürs Netz" / Der Kommunikationswissenschaftler Philip Howard über Irans Drohung, das Land vom weltweiten Datenstrom abzukoppeln, und das weltweite Geschäft mit Zensursoftware. IR Killswitch
20110812 De geheimen van een supertapper FOXIT / PRINS, RONALD / IR


Date Source Title Tags
23.11.2010 Sweden's Ericsson accused of monitoring in Iran IR ERICSSON
03.11.2010 Nokia Siemens maintains ties with Trovicor in Iran connectin IR TROVICOR PREINSBERGER, JOHANN
15.10.2010 Nokia Siemens Denies Lingering Ties To Iran Surveillance NSN / IR / TROVICOR / PERUSA / PREINSBERGER, JOHANN / ROOME, BEN
13.10.2010 Holding Nokia Responsible for Surveilling Dissidents in Iran NOKIA IR
29.08.2010 Iranian Journalist Files Alien Tort Statute Lawsuit against Nokia Siemens Networks Siemens / Nokia / Trovicor IR
23.08.2010 the register Nokia Siemens slammed for supplying snoop tech to Iran IR TROVICOR
02.06.2010 Statement to the Public Hearing on New Information Technologies and Human Rights IR Nokia Siemens TROVICOR


Date Source Title Tags
18.07.2009 Nokia Siemens Monitoring System: Action to Disrupt the Monitoring System Used by the Iranian Regime IR NOKIA SIEMENS TROVICOR
27.06.2009 Spiegel EXPORT VON ABHÖRANLAGE: Bundesregierung nicht in Iran-Deal eingebunden IR TROVICOR SIEMENS DE
22.06.2009 Nokia Siemens Networks Further to the statement published on June 22, 2009: Provision of Lawful Intercept in Iran IR, SIEMENS, NOKIA, TROVICOR
22.06.2009 Nokia Siemens Networks Provision of Lawful Intercept capability in Iran IR NOKIA SIEMENS TROVICOR
22.06.2009 Spiegel INTERNET: Die digitale Revolution IR, SIEMENS, NOKIA, TROVICOR
22.06.2009 Hi-tech helps Iranian monitoring IR, SIEMENS, NOKIA, TROVICOR
22.06.2009 How the west built Iran's 'lawful intercept functionality' IR NOKIA SIEMENS TROVICOR
13.04.2009 Fed contractor, cell phone maker sold spy system to Iran IR NOKIA SIEMENS TROVICOR