Department of Telecommunication in India have decided to ban Nokia’s push email service. Government came up as a setback to Nokia’s proposal which they called as-pushmail or powermail. Government said this service cannot be approved until Nokia assure setup of legal monitoring system in India that will allow the government to monitor communications sent and 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,” Ministry of Home Affairs said in a communication to Department of Telecom.
This is a kind of setback for Nokia which is already suffer from down-line because of Android and iOS smartphones.