BlackBerry Services Threatened With Ban In Indonesia
“Because RIM has not been cooperative, it is possible that we will soon end BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) and BBM service. BlackBerry therefore, would just be like other cellular phones“, said Indonesian Telecommunication Regulation Body’s Heru Sutadi.
Apparently “not been cooperative” refers to Research in Motion choosing to build a server in Singapore rather than in Indonesia, despite the fact that in September the company made and agreement with the government to build, among other things, by December 31, a server or a data center. Thing is that the location of this establishment was not named; the Indonesian Government thought that it should be on their territory because of the number of BlackBerry users. Instead, it was built in Singapore, hence the statement quoted above.
Research in Motion processes all BIS and BBM data in Canada which renders the Indonesian Government impossible to “monitor and protect data sent by its millions of Indonesian users”. “With the condition as it is now, we warn that the country’s users to be cautious about using BlackBerry because the data exchanged is not safe or cannot be guaranteed of its safety“, Heru Sutadi continued.