BlackBerry says that the Govt of Pakistan wanted unrestricted access to their customers.
There is a bad news for all Blackberry fans! The company has announced that it will soon stop working in Pakistan.
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The famous mobile manufacturing company is ready to exit Pakistan’s mobile market.
As revealed by the company’s blog post covering this matter; The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, back in July, issued a notification to all the mobile phone operators around the country.
The notification stated that BlackBerry's BES servers would not be allowed to operate in Pakistan from December.
The security reasons were said to be behind this crucial step. We do not know what security issues PTA was facing concerning BlackBerry’s operation in Pakistan.
The company, however, said that the Government asked for seamless access to customer’s data. Blackberry refused to fulfill this demand.
Upon replying negatively, the company was ordered by the concerned authorities to shut down its business in the region.
BlackBerry in the statement said that the Pakistani government wanted to monitor BlackBerry Enterprise Service traffic in the country, including every BES e-mail and BES BBM message.
The company rejected to obey such command and decided to exit the market altogether. The company also stated that they were required to leave the market by November 30.
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But, as BlackBerry revealed the news on its blog, the date was extended to December 30.