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BlackBerry subsidiary Secusmart has now announced a comprehensive partnership with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) 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.

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."

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) 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.

Secusmart and Tata Power SED announce wide-ranging cooperation for the Indian 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

Source: Secusmart