India still waiting for data access on Blackberry smartphones

After the UAE earlier this week, it was India who recalls his annoyance
at not being able to monitor communications on the Blackberry, evoking a
risk for national security.

The situation is complicated right now to Research In Motion (RIM), the
Canadian maker of BlackBerry smartphones, but also related services such
as messaging mobile push email.

Despite strong quarterly financial results (the one hundred millionth
BlackBerry this quarter has been passed), the company is subject to
regular reviews for innovation and observers as a constant reminder of
the danger of a competition that invites on the field terminal
professional field preferred Blackberry (but less and less, the
transition to the general public has been primed).

The rumor of the forthcoming announcement of a smartphone capable of
competing with the iPhone, more and more enterprising in the
professional segment, has surged as a battered stock market so far, a
sign of excitement and anticipation of a sign that RIM is not
accumulating terminals to expand its range.

But the worries of communication are also on theservices architecture.
By offering a secure messaging through mobile data encryption and the
use of servers outside of national territories, RIM attracted the ire of
states wishing to provide a communications control and alarm of
countries see data may be sensitive to leave the country to be treated
across the world without being completely sure that an ear or an eye
prying did not benefit the meantime, despite repeated assurances from
RIM.

National security and communications monitoring

The UAE has reiterated earlier this week the issue and their concern to
have no way to monitor communications on the Blackberry. India, another
country attached to the possible monitor what happens on the mobile
network wishes also have access to data.

She has already threatened to block RIM’s service to force him to open
access, whereas the Blackberry poses a national security issue, because
of tensions in the country, which have already led the Indian government
to close mobile networks during attacks.

This also pushed the show to deal with finicky equipment manufacturer is
willing to offer their facilities for future 3G networks in the
country, particularly against the Chinese suppliers, representatives of a
rival economic power that would be well advised to knowledge of
communications from its neighbor.

If the terminals and BlackBerry services are banned in India, its that
RIM has promised to find a solution to the question of encrypted
communications. But the good will of the Canadian manufacturer does
suffice to erase the doubts?

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