Monday, October 04, 2010

RIM India: Dammed if they do and dammed if they don't

We all thought that RIM had done a deal with the Indian government so it could retain its highly lucrative Indian market. We now learn that the problem is back and RIM continue to be involved in a no win situation.

According to the Economic Times site the Indian government has apparently been unable to intercept BlackBerry service communications and was the issue that brought it close to closure in India back in August. In August the Indian Department of Telecommunications gave RIM until the end of October to satisfy its demands to provide access to encrypted services the Indian government required to combat terrorist attacks and other criminal activities.

RIM remains optimistic of a positive outcome but if one isn’t found then RIM could face a critical dilemma where on one hand they could bleed customers or on the other they bleed India and one of its fastest-growing markets. So its dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t RIM.

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