India Sidesteps BlackBerry Ban: Negotiations to Continue

By James Falconer on 14 Mar 2008 10:47 am
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India Sidesteps BlackBerry Ban

All is happy in India once again. For now. In an interview today, India's telecommunications secretary Siddhartha Behura commented:

“There is no question of banning at this point.”

Behura then went on to assure everyone the government is working out the issues with the four mobile service providers and RIM executives.

The BlackBerry is distributed in India by Reliance Communications, BPL Mobile, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar. Representatives from each are slated to meet Friday evening to further resolve any outstanding issues.

I wouldn't say things are out of the water yet... But it certainly looks like constructive dialog and negotiation are taking place to resolve the issues in a timely manner. 

[ Electronista via The Wall Street Journal

Topics: News & Rumors

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2 comments

Sandipan Sen

Thank the Lord. Am based in India and wudnt know what to do if BBs are banned here.

Riteshssssssss

Likewise here. Me too from India and my plan to buy a 8320 was on hold coz of all this Drama.