The UAE is “very optimistic” about reaching an accord with Research in Motion Ltd. to solve a dispute about BlackBerry services in the country, the secretary general of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council said.
“Talks are very advanced and positive,” Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi told reporters in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. “We are very optimistic it will be resolved before the deadline.”
BlackBerry Messenger, e-mail and Web browsing services will be halted in the U.A.E. from Oct. 11, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said on Aug. 1.
The regulator said BlackBerry messages, which are transferred to computer servers outside the country, can’t be monitored as stipulated under national security laws.For all the latest UAE news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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