China Telecom (Americas) pleads with FCC for not revoking authorization to operate in U.S.

Late on Monday, the U.S. unit of China Telecom Corp pleaded with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to not revoke the company’s authorization to provide international telecommunications services in the United States.

The development comes in the wake of the U.S. Justice Department along with other agencies asking the FCC in April to revoke the authorization of China Telecom (Americas); this unit is a subsidiary of a People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-owned telecommunications company and attracts national security concerns.

The filing made by China Telecom (Americas) terms the government’s claims as being “unfounded” and argues that the FCC should not revoke its right to operate in the United States “based solely on foreign policy concerns in the absence of any evidence whatsoever of specific misconduct.”

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