The article cites an Ericsson spokesman saying the vendor has not struck any new business in Iran -- which is currently subject to various sanctions -- in recent times and is only honoring long-standing agreements.
But as Ericsson will know from the experience of rivals such as Nokia Networks , Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp. (Shenzhen: 000063; Hong Kong: 0763), such comments cut little ice with the critics.
For more on vendors and Iran
- FBI Investigates ZTE
- ZTE Defends Iran Position
- Allot Responds to Iran Article
- Huawei Limits Its Iran Ops
- Should Huawei Do Business in Iran?
- NSN Has a Bad Day
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading