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Saturday, April 16, 2011

India orders ban on Nokia push email

The government of India has asked telecom service providers to bar Nokia's proposed -- pushmail or powermail -- service until it puts in place a legal monitoring system.
India orders ban on Nokia push email
According to an Economic Times report, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs had requested that the Department of Telecoms order “Telecom Service Providers not to launch Nokia's proposed pushmail/powermail service without putting in place monitoring facilities.”

Push e-mail is used to describe e-mail systems that provide an always-on capability, in which new e-mail is actively transferred (pushed) as it arrives by the mail delivery agent (MDA) (commonly called mail server) to the mail user agent (MUA), also called the e-mail client. E-mail clients include smartphones and, less strictly, IMAP personal computer mail applications.
India orders ban on Nokia push email
Messaging services from Nokia involve push email for companies and consumers, and enables mobile users with compatible Nokia devices to manage multiple email accounts via clients such as Yahoo!, Gmail, Rediff and Sify. Nearly 50 percent of Nokia's E Series business phones sold in India are activated for push email, the newspaper says. India is one of Nokia’s largest markets.

While everyone was expecting that Blackberry would be the first one to go down, it’s a bit surprising to see the crowd favorite handset manufacturer make it to the top of the list.

Nokia has not responded until now, and must be busy weighing the available options on how to implement the necessary framework. In the past however, Nokia had said it would cooperate with the Indian goverment, and that its push mail servers would comply with the demands.

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