wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Synchronica Acquires Nokia’s Operator Branded Messaging Business For $25 Million

Synchronica, the England based mobile messaging solution provider, has conditionally agreed to acquire Nokia's operator-branded messaging (OBM) business, which provides email and instant messaging services to tier one mobile operators in North America, for $25 million. The company will buy the source code for the technology, patents and patent applications, and licences for further patents as well. As a part of the deal, Synchronica will acquire Nokia's technology that includes Nokia's email, Instant Messaging (IM) and Social Networking Gateway and client software, reports PTI. Following the deal, approximately 250 employees, and contractors including those in India are planned to transfer from Nokia to Synchronica. With this deal, Synchronica will be able to foray into the North American market, and claims to expand its user base to 1.8 billion worldwide. Nokia has transferred 10 North American operator contracts including contracts with AT&T, Bell Canada, Rogers Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless to Synchronica. Following this, Synchronica will be responsible for the development, maintenance, and support of the Nokia Messaging software shipped with Nokia mobile devices and the gateway functionality for both Nokia Series 40 and Symbian devices. Nokia's operator-branded messaging service enables mobile operators to offer customized email and IM service on mobile devices integrating multiple networks including MSN, Yahoo, AOL, Google, and others, via a single client application. Synchronica intends to continue to develop the acquired messaging platform and to merge it with its own mobile gateway messaging infrastructure software to create a solution with enhanced functionality. Synchronica Deployments in India…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Free Reads

News

Paytm has tried to distance itself from Paytm Payments Bank due to the regulatory scrutiny.

News

This amendment widens the scope of those allowed to delete records pertaining to the direction of interception from law enforcement bodies to other authorities...

News

Pensioners can now use bank passbooks instead of mobile or Aadhaar for identity verification.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Notably, Indus Appstore will allow app developers to use third-party billing systems for in-app billing without having to pay any commission to Indus, a...

News

The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...

News

Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...

News

Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...

News

RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ