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RIM gives India solution for Messenger access

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion said today it had given a solution ahead of a Jan 31 target date that enables Indian wireless carriers lawful access to consumer services including the BlackBerry Messenger, but excluding access to corporate emails.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2011 14:21 IST

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion said on Thursday it had given a solution ahead of a Jan 31 target date that enables Indian wireless carriers lawful access to consumer services including the BlackBerry Messenger, but excluding access to corporate emails.

"We also wish to underscore, once again, that this enablement of lawful access does not extend to BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which is essentially an enterprise VPN solution," the company said in a customer update referring to its corporate email server.

The Government had threatened to shut off corporate email and instant messenger services on BlackBerry unless it gains access to them, in a campaign driven by fears that unmonitored communication puts the country's security at risk.

But RIM averted a potential ban last year and the Government said last October that RIM had set up an interim arrangement for lawful interception of BlackBerry Messenger services and assured a final solution by end-January.