By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-26-21

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to revoke the authority of China Telecom Americas to provide telecommunications services between the U.S. and other countries.

“The commission’s public-interest analysis finds that the present and future public interest, convenience, and necessity is no longer served by China Telecom Americas’ retention of its Section 214 authority,” said the FCC Tuesday (Oct. 26). Section 214 of the Telecommunications Act states when and how telecom carriers can extend, change, or discontinue the services they offer, subject to FCC or state regulations.

To help China Telecom’s U.S. customers transition to other mobile services, the FCC will produce a consumer guide, including in Chinese, to outline those options. It will send the guide to media outlets so they can help spread the word.  » Read More