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Indian Government Bans Nokia’s Push Email Service

Nokia’s upcoming push email service has been banned by the Indian Government. The Ministry of Home Affairs has relayed directives to the Department of Telecom stating that Nokia’s new push email product should not be permitted to launch in India until a system is put in place that will allow the government to monitor communications sent a received on devices.

"In view of the Intelligence Bureau’s report, Department of Telecommunications is requested to advice the Telecom Service Providers not to launch Nokia’s proposed pushmail/powermail service without putting in place monitoring facilities to the satisfaction of the LEAs," Said the Telecom Department.

A similar thing had happened with RIM’s Blackberry servers, back in 2010.

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