China’s Unicom Gets U.S. Ban

The U.S. has continued to put Chinese Tech companies under scrutiny with the latest being China Unicom.

The Chinese telecoms giant was banned from the U.S. over “significant” national security and espionage concerns.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it had voted unanimously to revoke authorization for the company’s American unit to operate in the US.

The firm was given the ultimatum to stop providing telecoms services in America within 60 days.

FCC chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said: “There has been mounting evidence and with it, a growing concern that Chinese state-owned carriers pose a real threat to the security of our telecommunications networks.”

China Unicom said in a press report that its American unit “has a good record of complying with relevant US laws and regulations and providing telecommunication services and solutions as a reliable partner of its customers in the past two decades”.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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