India to RIM: Install Server or End Blackberry Services

The Government of India told Research In Motion (RIM) the makers of BlackBerry to install its server in India for tracking its messenger (BBM) and BlackeBerry Enterprise mail service (BES) or close its messenger and mail services.

The Govt of India has given August 31st, 2010 deadline to RIM to come up with a solution to address India’s security concerns. Earlier RIM had offered to provide information on a deferred basis, but that was not acceptable to the security agencies and Home Ministry.The security agencies said that they needed real time information, not the deferred one.

The Indian security agencies cannot gain access to heavily encrypted corporate email sent on a Black-Berry handset as a result the Home Ministry rejected the RIM’s proposal, saying it was detrimental to country’s security.

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Tom Anderson
November 3, 2010 5:45 pm 5:45 PM
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express was new to us, but we could immediately see the attraction. Lots of employees want to use their own personal phones for work purposes, but traditionally we’ve been quite restrictive in allowing them to do so. It took us a fair while to install the software, but once it was up and running it didn’t take long to get to grips with it. Confiiguring settings and distributing apps to one or many users was a breeze and most IT admins will immediately be able to find their way around the clean and straightforward web interface. For… Read more »
Avi H
August 23, 2010 10:00 pm 10:00 PM

Sandy :
If RIM can resolve server issue with UAE then what’s the problem with India.
I think they are just delaying to get more free publicity.
Last time also there was security issue and after few days BlackBerry sales grew in multi-folds.
This time also they will resolve this issue easily because it is very difficult for a mobile company to stop their services in one of the fastest growing telecom country. That too most of the users are corporates and high-profile people.
Let’s wait and watch.

This time sales have gone down…

August 23, 2010 9:44 pm 9:44 PM

soloution is very simple…let the security agencies keep a server …the phones sents the data and it is received by signal tower of operator respectively from there it is passed to the internet then goes to the blackberry server at cannada and then to the company server of the operator..u can see the gap between the signal passed and sent to the internet in middle the security agency can interupt the data attain the information if our security agencies having skilled persons to hack it down..