FCC revokes China Unicom Americas licence

28 Jan 2022

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted an Order ending the ability of China Unicom Americas to provide domestic interstate and international telecommunications services within the US. The Order on Revocation directs China Unicom Americas to discontinue any domestic or international services that it provides pursuant to its section 214 authority within sixty days following the release of the Order on 27 January.

The FCC’s statement reads: ‘Based on input from Executive Branch agencies, thorough review of the company’s responses in this proceeding, the public record, and the FCC’s public interest analysis under the law, the Commission finds that today’s action safeguards the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure from potential security threats.’

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, the FCC ordered fellow Chinese-owned company China Telecom Americas to discontinue its own domestic and international services back in October 2021.