Huawei Denies Hacking into BSNL Base Stations
Published on: 7th Feb 2014
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China's Huawei has denied media reports that it had hacked into the infrastructure of the state owned mobile network operator, BSNL, and said it will work with the authorities to address any security concerns.
India's ICT Minister, Killi Kruparani told the parliament that the government is investigating the claims that at least one base station in Andhra Pradesh had been targeted by the Chinese vendor.
"The government has constituted an interministerial team to investigate the matter," Minister of State for Communications and IT Killi Kruparani informed the Lok Sabha.
"Huawei India denies such alleged hacking and continues to work closely with customers and government in India to address any network security issue- that may arise in technical and business operations - with full compliance on network security norms, regulations and laws," Scott Sykes, Vice President, Head of International Media Affairs of Huawei stated.
The Indian government has on several occasions blocked Huawei from bidding for contracts, especially in sensitive border areas.