The Indian government has asked Nokia to pull the plugs for its push-email service in the country until it provided the government all the the necessary facilities to monitor messages being sent from and to Nokia handsets.
The move follows the similar demands on the Blackberry messaging platform, which is still being argued by the company as to how it can comply with the government demands.
"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," Ministry of Home Affairs said in a communication to Department of Telecom.
It is estimated that around half of Nokia’s E-Series phones sold in India have the push email service activated at the point of sale.
Via Cellular News