US moves toward banning more Chinese telecoms carriers: FCC

New York (AFP) – Regulators have begun legal proceedings that could strip three Chinese state-owned telecommunications companies of their right to operate in the United States, officials said Wednesday, citing national security concerns. The three firms — China Unicom America, Pacific Networks, and ComNet — had failed to adequately prove their Americas operations were not subject to “undue influence” from Beijing, the Federal Communications Commission said.  Commission officials voted 4-0 at a hearing to begin an investigation, which could see the firms stripped of their right to operate wit…

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