“India’s telecom authorities have reportedly been instructed to ban operators from offering Nokia’s push email services until a system for monitoring its data has been established. The country’s Ministry of Home Affairs has asked that the Department of Telecom instruct “Telecom Service Providers not to launch Nokia’s proposed pushmail/powermail service without putting in place monitoring facilities.”

India represents a key market for Nokia, so a ban on its services would be a severe blow. Nokia maintains that local security agencies in India are able to keep check on its enterprise email services via servers that it has established. The country’s authorities are moving to shut down any telecommunications services that they cannot access in order to scrutinise. Following a similar situation in the UAE, RIM’s BlackBerry services have also been threatened with suspension.”

From Developing Telecoms