No Ban on Blackberry Service in India, says DOT

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There was huge speculation that BlackBerry mobiles in India will be banned, since Indian home ministry expressed national security threat over the fact that e-mails being received through the BlackBerry service difficult to be intercepted.

Putting to rest for all the speculation , the Department of Telecom on Friday ruled out imposing a ban on the BlackBerry mobiles service in India.

Blackberry services, which have over 400,000 users in India, are provided by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone-Essar and Reliance Communications, few weeks back government did not permit Tata Teleservices to launch a BlackBerry service .

DoT met all the mobile operators offering BlackBerry services on Friday in a bid to find to a resolution to concerns raised by the security agencies.

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