FCC terminates China Telecom's authority to provide services in the United States
- Thursday, 11th November, 2021
In a recent ruling from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), China Telecom (Americas) Corporation has been ordered to discontinue any domestic or international services they provide in the United States within 60 days.
The reasons for the ruling are in part on the recommendation from the Executive Branch citing concerns about China Telecom’s continued presence in the United States relating to national security, stating that, “ [China Telecom] is subject to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese
government and is highly likely to be forced to comply with [the] Chinese government requests without sufficient legal procedures subject to independent judicial oversight.”
To aid in the transition the FCC said, “ [we] will issue a consumer guide after the Order is released that explains this action and what other options consumers might consider for mobile services. This document will be available in English, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese and made available on the Commission’s website. Additionally, the consumer guide will be sent to news outlets to further raise awareness to China Telecom Americas’ customers.”
China Telecom also operates multiple servers through the United States in various data centers. This change will affect Chinese CN2/GIA users once the ruling takes effect within 60 days.
Spin Servers has anticipated this change and is prepared to offer a reliable alternative to traditional CN2/GIA. Using our San Jose, CA data center we can offer a reliable and stable connection to provide the best service possible. You can view more about Spin Servers services on our website.
You can view the FCC’s public release statement about China Telecoms decommission here: