UAE signs agreement with BlackBerry maker

19 Oct 2010

(MENAFN) Canadian BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has signed a new agreement with the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and telecom service providers etisalat and du to enable advanced e-government services in the country, Khaleej Times reported.

Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO of RIM, told delegates at the technology exhibiton Gitex that the UAE is an advanced ICT nation, but steered clear of commenting on the recent lifting of a ban threat by the country on BlackBerry services.

In a keynote address, Basillie said the UAE is well positioned to meet the future of high technology head on as it continues to invest in education and training.

Balsillie said his firm has inked a new partnership with the TRA, etisalat and du to boost mobile innovation in the country and across the region.

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