Secusmart, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, announced today a comprehensive partnership for the Indian market. Joining Secusmart in this partnership is Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED), part of the multinational Indian conglomerate, Tata Group. This collaboration demonstrates BlackBerry’s continued commitment to focus on highly secure and cross-platform solutions throughout the worldwide market.
Tata Power SED and Secusmart, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, sign Term Sheet (MoU)
Düsseldorf/Bangalore, 06 October 2015 – Secusmart, the global expert in secure mobile communications, and Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED), part of the multinational Indian conglomerate, Tata Group, today announced a comprehensive partnership for the Indian market. The two companies have signed a term sheet (MoU) providing a framework for the collaboration, the aim of which is to evaluate the design, development and marketing of a highly secure mobile communications system tailored to the needs of Government customers in India.
“In the era of increasing incidents of espionage in State establishments and Corporates with cyber security breaches and data theft, the envisaged association with BlackBerry will increase opportunities to accelerate innovation for high-end secure communication solutions. 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, CEO of Tata Power SED.
The term sheet was signed during German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s official trip to India, underlining the importance of the partnership to both parties, and highlighting how crucial secure mobile communications are to the Government of India.
Dr Hans-Christoph Quelle, Chief Executive Officer, Secusmart, also commented on the partnership. He said: "Since Secusmart was founded, we have continued our focus on making mobile communications more secure, for customers all around the world. I am proud of our continued success in delivering world-class security solutions, and am delighted that our cooperation with Tata Power SED will play such a crucial role in securing mobile communications for the Indian market.”
Secusmart GmbH (www.secusmart.com), a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry – NASDAQ: BBRY, TSX: BB), is a leading expert in the development and implementation of comprehensive solutions for protecting businesses and public authorities from electronic eavesdropping. The Vodafone Secure Call app was created by Secusmart to allow companies to make secure mobile voice calls regardless of the platform and device being used. Vodafone Germany, the system’s first marketing and distribution partner, has been equipping German business customers with this solution for secure communications since the start of 2015. With its SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 high-security solution, Secusmart also protects the mobile communications of German and foreign governments as well as agencies and organisations responsible for providing emergency services.
The Tata Power Company Limited, Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) has been a leading private-sector player in the indigenous Design, Development, Production, Integration, Supply and Life-cycle Support of mission critical Defence Systems of Strategic importance, for close to four decades. During this period, the Division has partnered the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Armed Forces, DPSUs and DRDO in the development & supply of state-of- the-art Systems and emerged as a Prime Contractor to MoD for Indigenous Defence Production when it secured Orders for Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher, Akash Army Launcher and Integrated EW System for the Indian Army and for the Akash Air Force Launcher, COTS-based Automatic Data Handling System for Air Defence and Modernisation of Airfield Infrastructure (MAFI) for the Indian Air Force. For more information, visit www.TataPowerSED.com
BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. We secure the world’s most sensitive data across all end points – from cars to smartphones – making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.