Telco Roundup: Canada Questions DoT, RComm To Launch GSM Year End

— Research In Motion (Canadian based manufacturer of Blackberry) is bringing in the heavy artillery, the Canadian High Commissioner Malon. In a letter to A Raja, Malone opines that media leaks regarding the Blackberry security issue have infact aggravated the problem by detailing vulnerabilities. ET reports they are also concerned about representation at the Indian-end, pointing out that no headway has been made while demands on RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) keep increasing. Regular readers will remember the genesis of the issue. Tata Teleservices had applied seeking permission to launch Blackberry services and the DoT suddenly realized they had a security problem. Until recently, TTSL realized neither Airtel, Vodafone (NYSE: VOD), BPL nor Reliance had sought permission to launch Blackberry services and decided to go ahead without the DoT’s approval. RIM had given a commitment to the DoT to provide a solution, but probably a cost hurdle has forced them to put some legislative pressure on the DoT. According to IDC, India