RIM seeks time to address concern-report

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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New Delhi, Jan 7: Research in Motion (RIM) may be seeking up to two years time to address concerns raised by Indian security agencies.

The Economic Times reported that the Canadian company could seek time upto Jan end 2013 and ask the government not to ban its services until it comes up with a solution.

In 2010, Blackberry makers RIM averted a ban of its services in India after the security agencies voiced their concerns over its corporate email services. Agencies cited that it posed a security threat and asked for the encryption keys of the service. The Canadian company had assured of a final solution by the end of Jan 2011.

The situation is precarious for RIM as it doesn't want to lose out on the rapidly-growing Indian market. But then to remain in the fray it has to give in to the demands of the Indian government.

RIM"s encryption technology has raised concerns in several countries that BlackBerry may be used for terrorist attacks or other illegal activity. Apart from India, UAE and Saudi Arabia are also at loggerheads with RIM over its corporate email services and had threatened to ban the BlackBerry.

RIM has more than a million subscribers in India and any ban will seriously dent its business prospect.

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