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Govt to announce 3G, Wimax guidelines soon

Govt to announce 3G, Wimax guidelines soon
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First Published: Fri, Jul 04 2008. 02 13 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Jul 04 2008. 02 13 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: The government said on 4 July guidelines on 3G and Wimax will be out in a week and it is separately looking at third party solution to address security concerns attached to accessing Blackberry network.
“Broad guidelines for 3G have been devised and they need some inputs from the Finance Ministry. After that the guidelines will be sent to the Telecom Commission and I expect the norms to be announced within a week,” Telecom Minister A Raja said on the sidelines of a function today.
He said consultations with the Finance Ministry are necessary as the ministry has a say in the Telecom Commission, the policy-making wing of the Department of Telecom.
On the Blackberry issue, Raja said: “We cannot throw (out) Blackberry services but the question is how to keep this service, while taking care of security measures at the same time. We do feel security measures can be taken care of with wider consultations.”
Asked where the discussion on security measures with Blackberry licensor RIM was headed, Raja said: “They are offering some solution. Notwithstanding their solutions we are finding other solutions from other companies.”
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First Published: Fri, Jul 04 2008. 02 13 PM IST
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