China Unicom Ejected from U.S. as FCC Cites Security Concerns

Jan. 27, 2022, 4:21 PM

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission ejected China Unicom from the U.S. market, adding to the tally of Chinese telecommunications companies sanctioned by the agency over security concerns.

Thursday’s actions on a 4-0 vote follows last year’s FCC action to bar China Telecom (Americas) Corp., and the agency’s refusal two years earlier to let China Mobile Ltd. enter the U.S. market.

China Unicom must discontinue service in the U.S. within 60 days of the order’s release.

Thursday’s vote shows potential espionage and data theft by Chinese state-owned companies remains a concern under President Joe Biden after being elevated as an issue …


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