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Security Agencies Want China Telecom Barred From the U.S. (2)

April 10, 2020, 1:22 PM

A group of U.S. security agencies is urging the Federal Communications Commission to revoke China Telecom’s permission to operate in the country.

“This recommendation reflects the substantial and unacceptable national security and law enforcement risks” associated with China Telecom’s access to the U.S. telecommunications network, the agencies said in a filing at the FCC.

The U.S. and China are at odds over a suite of issues such as the spread of the novel coronavirus, trade, and security of telecommunications networks. U.S. officials have moved to bar Chinese gear maker Huawei Technologies Co. as a security threat, an assertion the...

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