BlackBerry not leaving Pakistan after all
While the fate of BlackBerry users in Pakistan looked like it was sealed, the new year brings good news - the company formerly known as RIM is not pulling out of that market. Last year's shutdown order from the Pakistani government was no joke, but the two parties have finally reached an agreement so that those using BlackBerry's Enterprise Service will continue to enjoy the privacy of their data transfers.
An official blog post by BlackBerry's chief operating officer Marty Beard reads the following: "We are grateful to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the Pakistani government for accepting BlackBerry's position that we cannot provide the content of our customers' BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) traffic, nor will we provide access to our BES servers."
Although the user base of the company in Pakistan is not large, BlackBerry promises to introduce new products and services in the future and also thanks its local customers "for their patience and loyalty."