BlackBerry ban is final says UAE TRA

Suspension of BlackBerry service is final decision says TRA head

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BlackBerry ban is final says UAE TRA The TRA says it is still open to discussions on the ban, but the decision is final.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 5, 2010

The UAE's ban of BlackBerry services will be "final", according to the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

In a statement issued to news agency WAM, Mohammed Al Ghanem, director general of the TRA, stated: "The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority's (TRA) decision to suspend certain Blackberry services from October 11th is final."

Al Ghanem added that the TRA was still open to talks with BlackBerry maker RIM, saying "we remain open to discussions in order that an acceptable, regulatory-compliant solution might be developed and applied."

In a press conference yesterday to discuss its replacement to the BlackBerry service, UAE telco du said that the offers could be withdrawn if a deal was reached with RIM, but would not speculate on whether an agreement was likely.

3179 days ago

with blackberry gone, i guess we don't have nothin left but the iphones-- the uber-priced iphone!! nice move. or else, you can always go for the ANCIENT ones -- nokia, se, motorola...

3179 days ago
Adel Eid

I dont see any point to for the TRA co cancel the service of the BlacBerry just for national security reasons, what about GSM mobiles also can national security is threatened in that its only the TR wants to monitor our calls and they cant with useing the BlacBerry !! if you want to protect us then stop all GSM mobils and FAXes. including the internet.!!!!

3180 days ago

Yeah, sure - it's final, just as the National ID card deadline was final!

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