US wants to prevent China Mobile from offering services in the country




The US Department of Economic Affairs wants to prevent China Mobile from being licensed in the United States to offer telecommunication services. The Ministry wants the FCC to reject China Mobile’s application.

On the website of the NTIA , part of the US Department of Economic Affairs, it can be read that a state secretary of the ministry instructs the Federal Communications Commission to reject the application. As reasons he indicates the increased risks for law enforcement and risks to national security; these would not have been resolved or removed.

China Mobile is the largest telecom provider in the world, with 899 million customers. The company has not yet responded to a request from Reuters for a response. A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded. He urges the US to leave ‘Cold War thinking and the zero-sum games’.

Whether the FCC actually rejects China Mobile’s application is not yet clear. The call to ban this Chinese party from the American market fits into a recent, harder American line, whereby several Chinese companies are denied access to the American market or American technology, as Huawei experienced earlier this year.

This has to do with the growing fear in the US that undetectable espionage for the Chinese government is taking place via Chinese companies and their technology. To prevent this, various intelligence services in the US have advised US consumers not to buy Huawei or ZTE smartphones, for example .

The NTIA is an agency that advises the US president on telecommunications and information policy topics. Among other things, the agency oversees the expansion of broadband internet in the US and the promotion of secure public communication.


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