MOSCOW (Reuters) – Megafon, Russia’s No. 2 mobile phone operator, is suing Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a California court over major outages on its cellular network, court documents showed.
The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California San Jose Division on Oct. 23, alleges that HPE’s Russia division signed a deal worth more than $28 million in 2013 to upgrade Megafon’s wireless network.
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But the system HPE built to store user data and services repeatedly failed, Megafon alleges in the lawsuit, which could total more than $200 million, with the sum due to be determined by the court.
Megafon confirmed it had filed the claim and added that it is ready to reach a settlement with HPE, which declined to comment on what it described as “ongoing legal matters”.
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HPE told Reuters it rejected the allegations in Megafon’s lawsuit and said it would “vigorously” defend itself.
HPE’s User Data Repository (UDR) system suffered “numerous cascading catastrophic failures”, leading to major network outages in November...
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