Synchronica Achieves 60 Operator Landmark

Synchronica plc, the international provider of next-generation mobile messaging services, has announced that it has grown its customer base to 60 mobile operators after its successful acquisition of competitor iseemedia, and the agreement of a group-wide framework deal with a pan-African operator group.

Synchronica has currently deployed its solutions to 31 mobile operators, and once all 60 are delivered, the company says its messaging solutions will be available to just over 990m mobile users worldwide.

Among the new customers are live installations with two of the largest mobile operators in India. With over 670m mobile phone users, India is the world’s second largest mobile market, and according to data recently released by the country’s regulator, India connects approximately 10m new users each month. The largest mobile phone group in the country believes that it is possible that the country will see more than 1bn mobile users by 2015.

“In June, we announced that we had signed our 40th mobile operator customer. I’m thrilled that in less than five months, we’ve been able to grow this to 60, and that we’ve been breaking into the fast-growing mobile market of India and expanding our leading position in Africa,” says Synchronica CEO, Carsten Brinkschulte. “The acquisition of iseemedia and our recent group-wide agreement with a pan-African operator group has propelled Synchronica to a leading position in the market of next-generation mobile messaging in emerging economies. Following the current deployment phase, we are going to be focussed to expand the take-up rate of our solutions in the installed base.”

Synchronica’s flagship product, Mobile Gateway 5, enables operators to increase data traffic and subscriber loyalty by providing a broad range of mobile messaging services from a single platform. It allows users to connect to existing internet communities to drive traffic and user uptake, but also allows operators to create their own email services and instant messaging communities to creating stickiness and help reduce churn.