UPDATED 6:59 AM PT — Tues. July 3, 2018
A state-owned Chinese telecom company is facing push back from the Trump administration as it tries to gain a foothold in the U.S. market.
On Monday, the Commerce Department warned the FCC against granting China Mobile’s request to offer its services within the U.S.
The department said the company poses a national security risk, because it’s vulnerable to exploitation by the country’s ruling communist party.
The company first filed an application for the license back in 2011, and is still waiting for an answer.
China Mobile is the world’s largest telecom, and accounts for almost 900-million subscribers.