Nokia pushmail banned By DoT [?]

DoT (Department of Telecom) has instructed telecom operators to ban Nokia’s push mail service till operators put up a monitoring system.

Given the uncertainty regarding Blackberry’s service (and government’s insistence on providing the secret keys, this may (or may not) come as a surprise to insiders.

Nokia’s push mail service was used for accessing Yahoo/Gmail/Hotmail etc accounts on Nokia phones and 50% of Nokia’s smartphone get activated for email services.

“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.

As we said earlier, we are trying to be a Chinese-styled-dictatorship without the Chinese leverage.

What’s your opinion?

[PS: We will update this article with more details as and when we get them.]

Recommended Read: Did Nokia Force Blackberry to Give in?

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