Citing risks: Block China Mobile from US, FCC chairman says

Ajit Pai

Also, agencies from the US government's executive branch recommended in July 2018 that the FCC deny China Mobile's application due to national security concerns. It did not seek to provide wireless internet services to USA customers.

The draft Order circulated by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to his colleagues today would find that China Mobile is vulnerable to exploitation, influence, and control by the China government, FCC said today.

Washington has barred the Chinese networking equipment company Huawei from developing the new ultra-fast 5G mobile network in the United States and has blocked USA government purchases of its services.

China Mobile USA, a subsidiary of the state-owned company, filed its application in 2011 to provide global facilities-based and resale telecommunications between the US and "all worldwide points". In July of a year ago, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration along with other executive branch agencies suggested the FCC reject the application suggested the FCC reject the application, saying that China Mobile "would pose unacceptable national security and law enforcement risks".

It is highly unlikely that any investors (and hopefully consumers) expected that China Mobile was going to get a license to operate in any form or fashion with communications services within and/or originating in the United States.

In the case of Huawei's participation in building fifth-generation wireless networks in Europe, US allies have rejected calls for outright bans, citing lack of evidence that the Chinese firm has, or would, engage in activity endangering national security.

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This movement was mainly attributable to a 0.9 per cent increase in the index for the division "Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages". But computer games weighed on the recreation and culture category, with prices growing at a slower rate than the previous year.

China Mobile was looking to build interconnection facilities in the United States, not necessarily a full-blown wireless network.

China Mobile was not seeking to become a mobile carrier in the US.

China Mobile did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It's unclear whether or not other commissioners feel the same way about China Mobile as Pai.

Both Huawei and ZTE are explicitly banned from government contracts in the United States, and severely restricted from other business opportunities due to political pressure on U.S. service providers.

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