中國電信大廠華為近年因資安疑慮在國際間遭抵制,但有民眾發現,新北市部分公車提供的免費Wi-Fi使用華為設備。對此新北市長侯友宜表示,會善盡提醒業者之責,是否有「後門」易開、被人家侵入,市府也會了解使用狀況,進行安全把關。

TAIPEI (The China Post) – According to some reports, public buses in New Taipei City use Huawei 4G network cards to provide free Wi-Fi on public transportation. In response to media inquiries, New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-Yi (侯友宜) said on April 10 that the city government would fulfill its duty by looking into the situation and better strengthen information security.

新北市交通局表示,2017年9月新北市公車陸續開通免費Wi-Fi服務之後,原本指南客運的400多輛公車,都是使用歐洲品牌的路由器,再搭配華為網卡。

The Transportation Department of New Taipei City Government said that around 400 buses from Zhinan Bus Company (指南客運) use European brand routers as well as Huawei network cards since Free Wi-Fi entered in operation in September 2017.

首都客運旗下的台北客運主要使用台灣廠牌產品,另準備20台華網卡為做為備品,經業者表示僅於主要機台故障時曾短暫使用,目前均已換回台灣廠牌產品。

On the other hand, buses from Capital Bus (首都客運) in Taipei area mainly use local servers for which the company prepared around 20 network cards from Huawei in case of malfunction. From now, all Huawei network cards have already been replaced, the operator said.

侯友宜回應,行政院對於使用中國的資通產品在公部門有所限制,但在民間並沒有限制,在使用、購置器材時,安全的把關是政府部門很重要的一環,絕對不能有所疏忽,希望公車業者在使用過程一定要注意安全,政府也會把關。

Hou further added that the Executive Yuan only regulates information communication products used in the public sectors. He recommended that bus operators monitor equipment when service is in use while the government will remain the gatekeeper for future equipment procurement.