Nokia sets up Indian surveillance server

Dylan Bushell-Embling
06 Dec 2010
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Nokia has set up a server in India to help security agencies monitor its email services, putting more pressure on RIM to come up with its own solution.

The company said that the host servers have completed internal testing, and that it aims to comply with legal requirements wherever it operates, MarketWatchreported.

The system Nokia has implemented consists of an authentication server, an email enterprise server and configuration databases - all of which reside in India, Domain-b said. It can provide real-time interception and identify the mobile devices used to send the data.

Nokia's announcement came as home secretary, GK Pillai, toldWSJ.com that the government was still working with RIM on a monitoring solution for corporate email and messenger services.

Pillai dismissed reports that India could ban BlackBerry services if RIM does not come up with a solution by January 31, stating that the date is more of a target than a deadline. But he warned that a ban will “eventually” be enforced if a solution is not found.

The technical solutions RIM has proposed – which officials reportedly consider inadequate – would allow interception of BlackBerry's Messenger service. This will be implemented early next year.

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