Nokia Pushmail Service Barred in India

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, has ordered mobile operators to bar Nokia’s proposed pushmail / powermail service until they can satisfy the requirements of the security agencies. This new service allows users to manage multiple email accounts via clients such as Yahoo, Gmail or Sify.

This directive came into effect, even though a compromise has been reached in December, under which Nokia set up a server in India to help authorities monitor email and provide real time interception.

Nokia already makes substantial business from corporate and consumer email services in India. Nokia E Series devices are the most used business phones in India and almost half of them are activated for push email. This service is now under threat.

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