UAE drops threat to BlackBerry: access to emails at a point out of RIM’s control
UAE drops threat to BlackBerry: access to emails at a point out of RIM’s control
  • Korea IT Times
  • 승인 2010.10.11 10:41
  • 댓글 0
이 기사를 공유합니다

Expert comment from Ovum principal analyst Tony Cripps: "The decision by the United Arab Emirates telecoms regulator to continue to allow BlackBerry service in the country implies that a pragmatic resolution to the ongoing dispute has been reached. It is certainly good news for RIM and its users in the UAE.

"That said, it is unclear what will have changed in the nature of the RIM service that could lead the regulator to be "satisfied services on the devices are now compliant with its security needs" as has been reported when it had previously said the encryption of the BlackBerry service and the storage of data outside of the UAE's border contravened local policy.

"RIM itself has said nothing on the statement but has previously been very clear that it would not change the architecture of the BlackBerry services to placate countries who found its extremely tight security objectionable. After all, solid security has been one of the main foundations of RIM's success over the past 10 years.

"As such we can only hypothesise that some kind of workaround has been agreed in terms and conditions between the UAE regulator and local carriers - and no doubt with RIM's input - to gain access to emails sent over the BlackBerry service at a point in the delivery process that is outside of RIM's control."


삭제한 댓글은 다시 복구할 수 없습니다.
그래도 삭제하시겠습니까?
댓글 0
계정을 선택하시면 로그인·계정인증을 통해
댓글을 남기실 수 있습니다.

  • #1206, 36-4 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea(Postal Code 07331)
  • 서울특별시 영등포구 여의도동 36-4 (국제금융로8길 34) / 오륜빌딩 1206호
  • URL: / Editorial Div. 02-578-0434 / 010-2442-9446. Email:
  • Publisher: Monica Younsoo Chung. CEO: Lee Kap-soo. Editor: Jung Yeon-jin. Juvenile Protection Manager: Yeon Choul-woong.
  • IT Times Canada: Willow St. Vancouver BC, Canada / 070-7008-0005.
  • Copyright(C) Korea IT Times, Allrights reserved.