The reason the US is determined to block China Telecom

On November 24, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asked the federal appeals court to reject China Telecom’s request to continue providing services in the US after the FCC revoked its license to enter the US. last month.

Previously, on October 26, the FCC revoked the license of China Telecom to operate in the US due to national security concerns.

The US is determined to block China Telecom because of national security concerns.

Before this move of the FCC, the carrier China Telecom responded by asking the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to block this FCC order.

In a court filing on November 24, lawyers for the US Department of Justice and the FCC said: “China Telecom is unlikely to succeed in its claims.”

The reason the FCC is determined to block China Telecom from operating in the US is that the carrier is “subject to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese government and is likely to be forced to comply with Chinese government requirements.” Chinese government”.

The FCC added: “It is indisputable that China Telecom is wholly owned by a Chinese entity, owned and controlled by a Chinese state-owned enterprise.”

China Telecom has been licensed to operate for the past 20 years to provide telecommunications services in the US, has more than 335 million subscribers worldwide in 2019. It also provides telecommunications services. for Chinese government facilities in the US

In this regard, the FCC said that China Telecom’s resold mobile phone service allows the company to access sensitive customer information, including call records and contact data. lost.

Meanwhile, China Telecom said it must notify customers of the decision by December 4, and said that if it doesn’t halt the FCC’s action, it will be forced to cease critical operations, causing harm to its customers. cause serious harm to our business, our reputation and our relationships. However, the FCC rejected those arguments.

In March, the FCC began an effort to revoke the licenses of China Unicom Americas, Pacific Networks and its subsidiary ComNet to provide telecommunications services in the United States.

Earlier in May 2019, the FCC voted unanimously to deny the right to provide telecommunications services in the US to the Chinese telecommunications company China Mobile.

Last year, the FCC designated Chinese telecommunications equipment suppliers such as Huawei and ZTE as a threat to US national security.

Phan Van Hoa (according to Reuters)

US bans China's largest network operator

US bans China’s largest network operator

The US decided to revoke the operating license of China Telecom, China’s largest telecommunications company, in this country’s territory.


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