The UAE’s telecommunications agency said Saturday that BlackBerry smartphone services would remain available in the country.
The TRA “confirms the continuation of all BlackBerry services in the UAE to both individuals and to business customers, including BlackBerry messenger, BlackBerry email and BlackBerry browsing,” the authority said in a statement carried by state-run news agency WAM.
The agency said that any confusion over regulations would be clarified with local operators du and Etisalat this week.
The statement follows reports of possible restrictions to BlackBerry Enterprise Services (BES).
The BlackBerry device has been the subject of numerous threatened suspensions across the world, as governments seek to access its encrypted email and messaging devices.
The UAE last year threatened to suspend BlackBerry services, after authorities said the encryption technology didn’t comply with national security laws allowing access to data traffic.
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