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The Tech war between Usa and China passes by mobile providers

The Tech war between Usa and China is passing by mobile providers. The NTIA reccomended to deny the request of a US licence, submitted by China Mobile. Too many risks

The tech war between Usa and China passes by mobile providers. In 2011 China Mobile (CHL) wanted to provide cell phone and other communication services between the United States and other countries. It submitted an application for a license to US regulators, CNN reported. On Monday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a branch of the US Commerce Department, recommended that the Federal Communications Commission deny the request. “Because China Mobile is subject to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese government, the Executive Branch believes that granting China Mobile’s application … would produce substantial and unacceptable national security and law enforcement risks,” the telecommunications agency said in a filing to the FCC. Giving China Mobile access to the US telecommunications market could lead to a spike in Chinese spying, it said.

The NTIA: The Phone calls or other communications from US government agencies to international destinations could pass through China Mobile’s network, even if the agencies are not customers of the operator

For the NTIA, the Phone calls or other communications from US government agencies to international destinations could pass through China Mobile’s network, even if the agencies are not customers of the operator, according to the filing. The CNN tried to ask a comment to China Mobile and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, but non of the above was immediatly available.  This move against a high-profile Chinese company could add to the bitter dispute between Washington and Beijing over trade and technology. It is added to the recent Pentagon ban on Huawei and ZTE phones from retail stores on military bases and others related to chinese companies, as the chipmaker Broadcom blocked by the Trump administration in March.

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