Megafon sues HPE over cellular network outages

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Megafon, the No. 2 cell phone operator in Russia, is suing Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in a California court docket, over main outages on its cellular network, Reuters reported.
The go well with, filed within the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California San Jose Division on October 23, alleges that HPE’s Russia division signed a deal value greater than $28 million in 2013 to improve Megafon’s wi-fi network.

But the system HPE constructed to retailer consumer information and providers repeatedly failed, Megafon alleges within the lawsuit, which might whole greater than $200 million, with the sum as a consequence of be decided by the court docket.

Megafon stated that it is able to attain a settlement with HPE.

Megafon alleges that HPE’s User Data Repository (UDR) system suffered cascading catastrophic failures, resulting in main network outages in November 2016, April 2017, and May 2017.

“Certain of these failures resulted in near shutdowns of Megafon’s cellular network of more than 80 million subscribers,” the lawsuit stated.

“MegaFon’s damages include funds paid to HPE, repair costs, lost customers, and the need to rebuild its UDR system at an estimated cost of more than $28 million.”

Megafon stated it determined in 2011 to improve its wi-fi network for LTE communications and to unite its eight regional networks right into a single federal network accessible to customers with a single SIM-card.

It signed a cope with HPE’s Russia division after additionally receiving curiosity within the contract from Alcatel, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, Oracle, Tekelec and ZTE, the lawsuit stated.

Megafon within the court docket doc stated it had awarded the contract to HPE because it promised the perfect resolution.

Megafon stated within the lawsuit that HPE constructed a system, which was meant to permit Megafon to unite its regional networks, however this proved defective and failed.

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