FCC moves to deny China Mobile's bid to enter the US market

CNET | 4/17/2019 | Marrian Zhou
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said US executive branch agencies have recommended that the FCC deny China Mobile USA's application to provide international telecom services in the US.

The US is trying to keep another Chinese telecom giant out of the country.

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Wednesday that he opposes China Mobile's bid to provide services in the US because of national security concerns.

"Safeguarding our communications networks is critical to our national security," Pai said in a statement. "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 telecommunications services in our country raises substantial and serious national security and law enforcement risks."

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In 2011, China Mobile USA applied to the FCC to operate international phone services in the US. The company is ultimately owned by the Chinese government, according to Pai. After a thorough review by executive branch agencies, it was recommended the FCC deny the application because of national...
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