Saudi Arabia suspends BlackBerry services

SA joins the UAE in the battle against Blackberry. What sort of chess match is going on here? — PID

(GULF NEWS) — There are more than 700,000 BlackBerry subscribers in Saudi Arabia, a highly security-conscious monarchy with a rigid Islamic social code and strictly censored Internet service

/SNIP/ The Saudi telecommunications authority had announced on Tuesday that it ordered the country’s three mobile phone providers to block the services or face a 1.3-million-dollar fine.

The regulator said “the way BlackBerry services are provided currently does not meet the regulatory criteria of the commission and the licencing conditions,” in a statement carried by Saudi Arabia’s official news agency SPA.

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