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RIM Averts BlackBerry Ban in India With Two-Month Security Test

Research In Motion Ltd. averted a ban on its BlackBerry services in India that would have affected more than a million users and halted the Canadian company’s expansion in the world’s second-largest mobile-phone market.

India’s telecommunications department will test RIM’s monitoring solution for 60 days to see if it allows security agencies to tap its messenger- and enterprise-mail services, Onkar Kedia, an Indian Home Ministry spokesman, said yesterday. Officials had given the Waterloo, Ontario-based company until today to provide monitoring tools or face a possible ban.