If you’ve been following the continuing saga of the potential BlackBerry ban in India, you may remember that Tata Teleservices application to offer BlackBerry on their network was the fire spark that set all of the “BlackBerry is too secure” controversy off.
Well, despite the Indian DoT’s initial rejection of Tata’s application to carry the BlackBerry and the threat of a potential BlackBerry ban, Tata Teleservices has decided to launch the BlackBerry anyway.
TSL has told the government that the delay was costing it heavily in terms of “loss of business opportunity and recurring revenues.”
“We do appreciate that there are security concerns and concerns on the subject of lawful interception. We, however, feel that having followed procedures to seek approvals we can’t be suffering vis-à-vis such operators who never sought such clearances,” the company explained in a letter to the DoT.
To make a long story short Tata says regardless of if they have the governments blessing or not, they will be rolling out BlackBerry service on their network.
I wonder what the DoT will have to say about that?