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Blackberry, Tata Power to make anti-spying phones

The two firms will develop a highly secure mobile communication solution tailored to the needs of govt customers

BS Reporter  |  Mumbai 

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Secusmart, a subsidiary of Blackberry today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the strategic engineering division (SED) of Tata Power to manufacture phones that cannot be hacked into for listening private conversation. The phones will be made for government customers.

“The proposed collaboration is aimed at leveraging Tata Power SED’s expertise in security, software and hardware design and manufacturing and Secusmart’s expertise in software and security to provide a highly capable and secure communication solution meeting stringent government requirements,” said Rahul Chaudhry, chief executive officer for Tata Power SED.

The MoU is aimed to design, development and marketing a secured mobile communications system tailored to the needs of government customers in India, he added.

Germany firm Secusmart, which was acquired by Blackberry in 2014, is known for its technology that has the ability to block attempts made to eavesdrop private conversation. The agreement was signed on the eve of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to India.

First Published: Tue, October 06 2015. 20:14 IST