Remember the other day when we said that India banned the BlackBerry? Well, Telecoms Secretary, Siddhartha Behura, told reporters at an industry conference that “There is no question of banning at this point.”
The department of telecoms will meet with the representatives of the four wireless providers that currently offer BlackBerry service in India.
“We are not interested that we say BlackBerry will not be used in this country”, said Behura. ”
We want operators to talk to BlackBerry people and put pressure on them to provide the necessary and satisfactory answers to security agencies. That is why we are talking to them.”
I guess it kind of sucks if you are Indian telecom Tata Teleservices. They were the company that had their application to offer BlackBerry service rejected, however, they weren’t invited to the meeting.
I guess the illusion of a free society is being proven by technology. Interesting. Makes them look bad considering China allows the BB.
Why should they be invited since they were denied the right to sell BB’s? This is just another way for BIG BROTHERS to get control.
Corruption is very common in India. This thing reeks of it. Why else would other telecoms have no problem selling blackberry services?