US revokes license of Chinese state-owned telecom China Telecom

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun the process of revoking the authorization for China Telecom, the Chinese telecommunications company, to operate in the United States.

US revokes license of Chinese state-owned telecom China Telecom

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai explained that several US government agencies had pushed for the revocation of the license on national security grounds.

 

He added that the government fears China Telecom could comply with requests for information from the Chinese government, including interception of communications.

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