Telenor Pakistan has reportedly filed separate lawsuits against Nokia Siemens Network and Huawei Pakistan, told us sources familiar with the development.
According to the details we have received the matter was moved to court for arbitration over a dispute in an agreement between Huawei Pakistan and Telenor Pakistan.
Our source tells us that according to the agreement, Huawei was supposed to offer managed network services to Telenor Pakistan for three years, starting April 2011.
Just to recall, this was the same agreement under which Huawei had absorbed Telenor Pakistan’s whole department for Network Security and Maintenance.
Aamer Izhar Ul Haq, Vice President Corporate Affairs & Security at Telenor Pakistan confirmed us that Telenor is involved in separate legal proceedings with the Nokia Siemens Network and Huawei without mentioning the details. “As the matter is sub-judice, we are unable to comment any further on the subject”, he wrote to us in an email communication.
It merits mentioning here that Telenor Pakistan recently awarded ZTE a countrywide end-to-end network swap contract valuing $850 million to beat NSN and Huawei’s price.