In view of the Union Home Ministry's tough stance against mobile companies providing encrypted data services, Nokia on Monday said it would set up servers and other infrastructure in the country to help Indian law enforcement agencies properly monitor email and messenger services being provided by it.
Nokia, the largest handset manufacturer in the country, also provides push email service to its smartphone customers, delivering emails on a real-time basis. And as per telecom license guidelines, all service providers are liable to give access to contents travelling on their network to Indian security agencies.
“Currently the Nokia Messaging Service is in beta format. We have been working towards installing the requisite infrastructure in the country and will set up servers for our push email service by November 2010,” Nokia India Managing Director D. Shivakumar told journalists. “We are launching the server in November in compliance with all the rules and regulation in the country...,” he added.