"On 13 September 2017, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Justice for Iran (JFI) and Redress filed a complaint with the Italian NCP against Italtel Group S.p.A.. The Complainants allege that Italtel has breached multiple principles of the OECD Guidelines in relation to its business activities in Iran including a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) entered into by Italtel and the Telecommunications Company of Iran (“TCI”) on 13 April 2016." (Justice 4 Iran, "FIDH, JFI and Redress vs Italtel; a case summary," 7/7/2019).
ITALTEL TO SUPPORT OPERATORS IN IRAN BY BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURES FOR ULTRA-FAST INTERNET TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR PEOPLE (September 6, 2016)
In your role as Italtel CEO, you are quoted as saying, “we are proud to be part of this important project. Telecommunications and ICT represent indeed an accelerator for the development of many other areas and economy in general.” (Italtel Press Release, “Italtel And TCI Agree to Cooperate On Telecommunication Development Projects In Iran,” 4/13/2016).
The CEO of Italtel is listed as a speaker at the 2016 Iran Connect conference that took place from September 6-7, in Tehran, Iran. The meeting was for international telecom ecosystems looking to do business in Iran. (Iran Connect Brochure, 2016).
Italtel – a leading telecommunications company in Network Functions Virtualization, managed services and all-IP communication – today revealed its intentions in Iran, announcing it will concentrate on building up ultra-fast Internet wideband infrastructures so that essential services such as health and education can be improved. Iran is one of the fastest growing economies of the Middle East following the removal of the economic sanctions at the beginning of 2016. As a result, many international operators and technology vendors, including Italtel, are looking to take advantage of the growth and development opportunities. Speaking at the Iran Connect 2016 conference – which is taking place today and tomorrow at Tehran’s Espinas Palace Hotel – Italtel’s CEO Stefano Pileri said industries including health, transport and education would be the sectors which would reap the most benefit for operators and Iran citizens. (Italtel, "Italtel to support operators in Iran," 9/6/2016)
In response to a letter from UANI in April 2018, Italtel confirmed it has only signed an MOU with an Iranian company and does not see it moving any further.