INDIA IS NOT HAPPY with Research In Motion (RIM) and its proposed plan to offer Indian government authorities and security agencies access to information on its BlackBerry network.
Junior telecoms minister, Sachin Pilot told the Indian parliament on Wednesday that RIM's suggested solution to the Blackberry messaging problem is simply not satisfactory.
RIM claims that Pilot's dismissal of its plan might be because he based his response on "outdated information". The company said it believes its plan is more than adequate and significantly more than what is offered by rivals like Nokia, according to Reuters.
RIM has been in a major dispute with the Indian government and its spooks and it isn't getting any better. It has been given a series of deadlines to offer a satisafactory solution with the threat of India shutting down its services entirely in the country.
In January the company finally agreed to offer India's authorities access to its consumer services, but RIM refused to do the same for its enterprise messaging service, saying it was not possible. It asked for a two year extension of the deadline to address security concerns, which India wasn't happy with then and apparently still isn't now. µ
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