China Telecom plans to continue some U.S. services after FCC revokes authorization
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By David Shepardson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China Telecom’s U.S. unit said Wednesday it plans to continue providing some services in the United States in 2022 after a U.S. regulator revoked its authorization to operate telecommunications in the country, citing national security.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in October voted to revoke the authorization. The FCC said China Telecom (Americas) (CTA) “is subject to exploitation, influence and control by the Chinese government.”
In a letter to the FCC, the company said the services it intends to continue do not fall under the FCC’s order requiring a halt to its common carrier operations. CTA argued that the services qualify as private carrier.
CTA offers consumers mobile service under the brand name “CTExcel.” The FCC said CTExcel customers needed to …