FCC Revokes The Authorization Of Chinese Telecoms Pacific Networks

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Citing security reasons, the FCC has voted to revoke the authorization of Chinese telecom Pacific Networks and subsidiary ComNet.

The 4:0 vote to revoke the authority given to the telecom company in 2001 means it is now banned from providing U.S. telecommunications services.

According to the FCC, Pacific Networks and ComNet are indirectly and ultimately owned and controlled by the Chinese government through CITIC Group Corp, a Chinese state-owned limited liability company.

The FCC discovered in March 2021 that Pacific Networks and ComNet failed to dispel serious concerns regarding the retention of their authority to provide telecommunications services in the United States.”

FCC’s decision complement concise efforts to stop Chinese telecommunications carriers from the United States. This is based on evidence that the flagged Chinese companies pose national security threats to the United States.

For more information, read the original story in Reuters.

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