Synchronica – Purchase order from Tier1 Device Manufacturer

Synchronica – Purchase order from Tier1 Device Manufacturer

Tier-1 Device Manufacturer Licenses Synchronica's Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger Client

  • First order to use the acquired Neustar NGM technology.
  • Tier-1 handset manufacturer will pre-install Synchronica's Java-based client onto its devices, and will pay royalties based on device shipments.
  • First order within one month of the acquisition validates Synchronica's strategy.

Royal Tunbridge Wells, 29 March, 2011 - Synchronica plc, the international provider of next-generation mobile messaging solutions, has received a purchase order from a tier-1 mobile phone manufacturer. The manufacturer, which shipped more than 100 million devices last year, is the first customer to place a new order for this technology since Synchronica's acquisition of the Neustar NGM assets in February 2011.

Synchronica will license its Java-based instant messaging client providing multi-headed access to Windows Live Messenger (WLM) and Yahoo! Messenger for one of the manufacturer's new handsets. Synchronica receives professional services revenues and royalties based on device shipments.

Synchronica signed an agreement on 2 February 2011 to acquire the customer contracts, accounts, intellectual property, patents and software, and all other associated assets from Neustar NGM Services Ltd. The acquisition was designed to accelerate Synchronica's entry into next generation RCS messaging, and also provide a springboard for Synchronica to expand its market focus to include prospects operating in developed markets.

Synchronica intends to continue to support Neustar NGM's open standards-based IM technology and plans to integrate key elements of the software into Synchronica's award-winning Mobile Gateway infrastructure software. Synchronica will also propose a roadmap to existing customers which will see them transition to Synchronica Mobile Gateway, and extend their range of services from IM to push Email, Synchronization and Social Networking.

Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Synchronica, comments:
"We're pleased to have received an order so quickly after acquiring Neustar NGM's assets. We are excited about the increase in business with device manufacturers and the takeup-rate of our instant messaging services resulting from pre-installation of our products on mass-market handsets. Our relationship with Tier-1 handset manufacturers demonstrates the strengthened position of Synchronica in this market and provides substantial synergy with our rapidly expanding operator customer base."

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