China Telecom Americas has 60 days to cease domestic and international service in the United States, according to the injunction. The US Communications Commission is also looking into China Unicom Americas and Citic Group's ComNet (USA). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States decided on Tuesday to order China Telecom Americas to cease providing telecommunication services in the US, citing national security concerns.
The decision, announced at the outset of a virtual open meeting, comes after the FCC issued a "show cause" order to a subsidiary of one of China's major state-owned companies last year, giving the unit 60 days to stop providing domestic and international service in the US. The corporation had to explain why the US government's national security fears were baseless or risk losing its operating licence, according to the directive.