Recently, China Telecom Americas announced they would stop providing mobile services renewal from Dec. 4 until further notice. The company will not offer mobile services to customers after Jan. 3, 2022. Its dual-number service will no longer be available.
The announcement came shortly after the U.S. appeals court turned down the company’s request to halt a Federal Communications Commission’s decision that took away its authority to provide services in the United States on Nov. 15.
FCC revoked China Telecom’s license in America on Oct. 27 over national security concerns. The Biden administration requested the company to discontinue its business within 60 days, creaders reported.
The regulator added that the Chinese government ownership and control of the company meant that the regime would have a chance “to access, store, disrupt, and/or misroute U.S. communications.”
According to the company’s announcement, the service system was set to automatically cancel all interconnections at 23:59 Eastern Time on Jan. 3, 2022.
China Telecom is one of the three biggest telecommunications companies in China. The company has provided service in the U.S. for almost 20 years, and they described the U.S.’s decision as “disappointing.”