At its May open meeting that will be held on Thursday, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on an order to stop a Chinese state-owned carrier from providing telecommunications services in the US.

China Mobile USA, a subsidiary of China Mobile, filed an application in September 2011 to the FCC to carry international voice traffic between the US and other countries. The company stated that it doesn’t intend to provide telecom services within the US.

Now, nearly eight years later, the FCC will make its final decision on the application—the outcome doesn’t look good for the Chinese carrier.

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Wei Sheng

Wei Sheng is a Beijing-based reporter covering hardware, smartphone, and telecommunications, along with regulations and policies related to the China tech scene. Before joining TechNode, he wrote about...