Solution to Blackberry emails has to come from makers: Bharti

"A solution has to come from the BlackBerry's manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) .... operators like us can only co-ordinate efforts," Bharti Airtel Chief Executive for India and South Asia Sanjay Kapoor told reporters here.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has formally asked mobile operators to ensure a monitoring system for the smartphone's services by August 31 or stop offering certain BlackBerry services like enterprise email due to heavy encryption.

Kapoor, however, said that the company would comply with the government when they are announced.

Nine operators, including government owned BSNL and MTNL, are offering BlackBerry services. There are about a million subscribers using the service.

Security agencies have raised concerns over non- availability of interception technology and it may lead to ban of enterprise email after August 31.

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