US Indictments Handed Down Against PRC Hackers

Two PRC nationals were indicted for hacking to help their country’s security services and for financial gain in a wide-ranging complaint. The charges come during a time when the DOJ and other US agencies are accusing the PRC of a range of actions that threaten the US and its allies. First things first, if you … Continue reading US Indictments Handed Down Against PRC Hackers

Senate Subcommittee Faults US Government On PRC Telecom

“It is this constant evolution that highlights a major flaw with the FCC’s Section 214 authorizations: once authorized, a company can operate indefinitely without any oversight. Without proper oversight, foreign carriers operating in the United States can expose the United States to potential economic, national security, and law enforcement risks. The federal government has highlighted … Continue reading Senate Subcommittee Faults US Government On PRC Telecom

Team Telecom Returns Negative Recommendation On China Telecom

Executive branch agencies veto a Chinese telecom operating in the U.S. because of “identified substantial and unacceptable national security and law enforcement risks associated with China Telecom’s operations, which render the FCC authorizations inconsistent with the public interest.”   The “Team Telecom” agencies recommended that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “revoke and terminate China Telecom … Continue reading Team Telecom Returns Negative Recommendation On China Telecom

Executive Order Formalizes Review of Foreign Investment in Telecommunications

President Donald Trump has issued an executive order creating an inter-agency review body to determine whether foreign investment in U.S. telecommunications companies presents national security issues. However, the executive order merely formalizes and change the longstanding “Team Telecom” process through which proposed foreign investment in the U.S. telecommunications industry have been evaluated. Like the previous … Continue reading Executive Order Formalizes Review of Foreign Investment in Telecommunications