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Blackberry: Govt puts onus on telecom firms

india Updated: Feb 13, 2011 21:36 IST

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Hardening its stance against BlackBerry for not providing a solution to intercept its corporate mail services, the government on Sunday said telecom operators will have to stop any such services that can not be monitored to the satisfaction of law enforcement agencies.

BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) has said it cannot provide access to the popular BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES).

“It is between the licencee (operators) to tell RIM that look if you can’t do this, you can’t use my network. It is as simple as that,” Union home secretary GK Pillai told PTI. “I have only to deal with the licencee. I do not have any agreement (with RIM).”

Asked if the government has extended the January 31 deadline for RIM on enabling interception or end its corporate mail service, Pillai said, “We have not extended the date, but it has not been terminated also.”