August 12, 2010 / 1:12 PM / 10 years ago

RPT-India confirms Aug. 31 BlackBerry ban deadline

NEW DELHI, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Research In Motion RIM.TO RIMM.O has been given until August 31 to address security concerns or face a ban for the smartphone maker’s popular email and instant messaging services, the government said on Thursday.

The government also said in a statement that mobile phone operators would by law have to shut these services if Research In Motion failed to meet their demands.

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