Synchronica Completes Nokia OBM Deal

Mobile messaging solutions company Synchronica has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nokias Operator Branded Messaging (OBM) business. 

The deal, which was announced in June and reported by Mobile Marketing here, is a bid to establish a foothold in the North American market. 

The acquisition also allows Synchronica to cement its relationship with Nokia, says the company. Synchronica will assume responsibility for the development, maintenance and support of the Nokia Messaging software that ships with many Nokia devices, as well as the gateway functionality for both Series 40 and Symbian devices.

Commenting on the completed transaction, Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Synchronica, says: “With todays completion, we have acquired Nokias successful and highly complementary Operator Branded Messaging business, and have at a stroke transformed Synchronicas scale, profitability and geographic scope. The Nokia messaging platform complements our flagship, carrier-grade Mobile Gateway messaging infrastructure software, and we will work relentlessly on merging both products to create a superior solution with significantly enhanced functionality.