On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he opposes China Mobile's bid to offer telecommunications services in the United States. The FCC will vote on the company's proposal next month.
In September 2011, China Mobile applied for telecommunications services in the United States. After a long review process, the FCC told reporters today that high-ranking officials believe the airline poses significant national security and law enforcement risks to the US.
"Protecting our communications networks is critical to our national security. After reviewing the evidence in this case, including information from other federal agencies, it is clear that China Mobile's application to provide telecommunications services in our country carries significant and serious national security and law enforcement risks, "Pai said in a statement. "Therefore, I do not believe that a license is in the public interest. I hope that my colleagues will vote with me to reject the motion from China Mobile.
FCC executives believed that China Mobile was ultimately owned by the People's Republic of China and that this could lead to US support. Chinese government led espionage of US consumers. The officials also said that the Commission would not seek a climate change agreement because of these threats and lack of trust between the US and China. China Mobile submitted a possible climate change agreement to the government, which was rejected by both the executive and the FCC.
This new rule will be voted on at the next open meeting of the FCC on 18 May 2008 9 May It is unclear how other Commissioners want to vote.