FCC chairman moves to block China Mobile from entering the US
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 () On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said that he opposes a bid from China Mobile to provide telecommunications services in the US. The FCC will vote on the company’s application next month.
China Mobile filed its application to supply the US with telecom services in September 2011, and after a long review process, the FCC told reporters today that senior officials believed the carrier to pose significant national security and law enforcement risks to the US.
“Safeguarding our communications networks is critical to our national security. After reviewing the evidence in this proceeding, including the input provided by other federal agencies, it is clear that China Mobile’s application to provide...