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Nokia to set up India server

New Delhi: Finnish telecom giant Nokia said on Monday that it will put infrastructure facilities in India for the e-mails directly routed to handsets under its “push mail” service and provide access to security agencies to check violation of law. The announcement seemed to pre-empt any threat of the kind
faced by its rival Research In Motion (RIM), which has been facing government scrutiny on the grounds that its famous BlackBerry services used for confidential corporate e-mail was evading security regulations.

“We are launching the server on November 5 in compliance with all rules and regulation in the country. It is for hosting mail and ensures that the government has access (to the data),” said D. Shivakumar, managing director, Nokia India.

Nokia Messaging is a push e-mail service launched in 2009. The company’s servers aggregate Internet messages or e-mails for up to 10 e-mail accounts.

Nokia is stressing on bundling service offerings with its handsets to regain lost market share.

“Our service innovation have been going strong,” said Mary T. McDowell, executive vice-president, mobile phones, Nokia.

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