Pakistan’s BES BlackBerry services block




The Pakistani authorities will ban BlackBerry Enterprise Service. From December 1, BES services may no longer be active, so it was decided. The main reason is that connections can be monitored via BES difficult.

Pakistan Flag A spokesman for the Pakistani telecom authority PTA confirmed BES which is blocked in an interview with The Express Tribune. Officially, the importance of security is the reason for no longer allowing connections made by BES. According to the spokesman, messages that are sent not be deciphered via BES connections, thus tapping connections more difficult. Then it was decided to allow BES any longer.

As of December 1 is no longer allowed to use BES in Pakistan. Furthermore users are still allowed through BIS, a consumer version of BES, make connections. BlackBerry itself has not yet responded to the upcoming blockade.

It is not the first time that BlackBerry controversial because of its secure communications. Inter alia, India and Indonesia wished that the manufacturer inbouwde a backdoor for authorities. With BlackBerry India signed an agreement .


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