November, 22, 2011
Qosmos statement about recent media reporting on Syria
Qosmos technology components are sold to third-party software vendors to improve performance in a wide variety of telecommunications, network infrastructure and cyber security applications.
We share the concern about the potential for misuse of surveillance applications. As a result, Qosmos withdrew from the Syrian “Asfador” project – a decision made prior to the system being finalized and prior to the initial story reported by Bloomberg on 3 November. Qosmos will neither supply nor support its technology to those who sell to authoritarian regimes.
Qosmos is fully compliant in adhering to all laws related to the sale and use of its technology. Although the use of Lawful Interception (LI) solutions by telecommunications companies is mandated throughout the EU, US and most other countries worldwide to collect communications in accordance with local laws, recent political events have shown that further regulation of LI, including more restrictive legislation, is required to prevent abuse.