UK-based mobile messaging solutions firm Synchronica Plc has received an order worth $1.4 million from an unnamed Indian handset manufacturer for its next-generation mobile messaging software, the company disclosed in a statement to London Stock Exchange.
The deal was bagged in partnership with a reseller of mobile Value Added Services (VAS), which offers Synchronica's solutions to its customers across the Indian sub-continent, the statement added.
Under the contract, Synchronica will provide its infrastructure software Mobile Gateway to offer push email, instant messaging and social networking services for a range of handsets which will be introduced later this year.
"This is a key contract win in what may soon become the most important mobile market globally," said Synchronica chief executive Carsten Brinkschulte in a release. "Mobile Gateway allows device manufacturers to connect their customers to existing Internet communities, adding smartphone-like messaging services onto mass-market phones — at a fraction of the cost."
India is the fastest growing cellphone market in the world with more than 598.77 million GSM subscribers as of June 2011. India added 8.58 million new GSM connections in June, according to Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).
Synchronica currently has three Indian device manufacturers and two large mobile network operators already contracted to use Synchronica's products. Besides its operations in the UK, Synchronica also maintains a development centre in Germany and the Philippines in addition to a regional presence in Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, Spain and Dubai.
The company is into next-generation mobile messaging solutions. Its customer base comprises more than 80 mobile operators and eight device manufacturers worldwide. The company's products range from push email, synchronization, instant messaging (IM), and social networking services to any mobile phone currently in use.