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Research In Motion Says It Will ‘Work Through’ Indonesia Issues

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Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Research In Motion Ltd., the BlackBerry smartphone maker, said it will “work through” any concerns the Indonesian government has with the Canadian company to avert any threats of service interruption in the country.

“I’m quite confident we’ll work through this without any significant negative impacts,” David Paterson, Research in Motion’s vice president of government relations, said today in a telephone interview.

Media reports this week said that Indonesia’s government is threatening to cut BlackBerry data services if it doesn’t comply with commitments made in January. Research In Motion sent a letter Sept. 23 to the Indonesian government saying it had “fully addressed” the issues raised by the government, which included adding content filters and speeding up its regional network, Paterson said.

“As recently as last week, they’ve acknowledged that we have done the things that we said we would do,” Paterson said. “So these are new quotes that are coming through the media, they have not been raised with us directly.”

The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said in a separate e-mailed statement that it hasn’t been advised of any new specific requirements beyond the initial requests by the government.

To contact the reporter on this story: Doug Alexander in Toronto at dalexander3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David Scanlan at dscanlan@bloomberg.net

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