South Korea's LG U+ to Push Ahead with Huawei Contract
Published on: 8th Dec 2013
South Korea's LG U has hit back at concerns from USA based politicians about its recent network upgrade contracts with Huawei.
LG U+ signed a contract with Huawei in October for the deployment of an LTE network upgrade using its recently acquired 2.6Ghz spectrum.
A number of US politicians had suggested that the South Korean firm's upgrade plans could put US military based in the country at risk from Chinese spying.
"I wonder whether the issue raised by the U.S. lawmakers is technical, diplomatic, or a political one," LG Uplus CEO and Vice Chairman Lee Sang-chul said.
"If it is political or diplomatic one, it's hard to make any comments. But I can give a clear answer if it is a technical issue."
"I wonder why Korea, and especially LG UPlus, has become embroiled in a dispute," he said adding that the country's two other mobile networks also use Huawei equipment.
He did concede though that they will carry out an "open test on the Huawei products" to prove there are no security concerns.