CITC allows continuation of BlackBerry Messenger Service

August 10, 2010

The Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) announced today that it will permit the continuation of Blackberry Messenger services in the Kingdom, following an extended grace period for the suspension of services that ended yesterday. Explaining the decision, the CITC cited positive developments in the completion of regulatory requirements by mobile telecommunication providers. It added that joint work with service providers to fulfill the remaining requirements will continue, after which a review and evaluation will take place.