The Indian government has asked telecom operators not to allow the push mail or the powermail service because of lack of interception facility.
“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.
The messaging services from Nokia, which are under the lens, include push email for companies and consumers that enable users having compatible Nokia cellphones to manage multiple email accounts.
Nokia is yet to reply to a query from The Mobile Indian on the same.
The Finnish handset maker is the second device manufacturer to face such problems. Research In Motion (RIM) is already in negotiation with the company after the government cited security concerns over the BlackBerry Messenger service.