Synchronica, the mobile email and synchronization company, has announced a worldwide agreement with Brightstar, a global specialist in distribution and supply chain solutions for the mobile industry, for the distribution of its award-winning mobile push email and synchronization technology Mobile Gateway.
As part of the agreement, the two companies will create a dedicated sales and marketing team that will draw on Brightstar's vast customer base to promote Mobile Gateway in over 50 countries across six continents. Initial marketing undertaken by the teams has generated positive responses from potential customers. Over 15 opportunities with mobile operators are now in active discussion and/or under trial. Synchronica has hired a dedicated sales representative in Miami, where Brightstar is headquartered, to handle this alliance and ensure its success.
Brightstar, with estimated annual gross revenues of USD 4.8 billion in 2007, serves many of the world's leading mobile network operators. In addition, Brightstar has a strong presence in the fast growing emerging markets in Asia Pacific, Africa, India, and throughout Latin America. The company also serves customers throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Brightstar delivered one of every 20 mobile devices in the world in 2007.
Commenting on the agreement, Synchronica CEO Carsten Brinkschulte said: "We are very excited to team with Brightstar. This is an outstanding validation of Mobile Gateway which provides an easy to use and affordable way for accessing email on mass market mobile phones. Brightstar's marketing flair, as well as its far-reaching and established supply chain extends our global reach, in particular in the booming emerging markets of Latin America and Asia, where we see a tremendous opportunity for growth."
Brightstar Vice President, Data Centric and Enterprise, Michael Tate, said: "We are delighted to partner with Synchronica, as Mobile Gateway is an outstanding product. As a global leader we seek value-added solutions for the global wireless market, and Mobile Gateway is best in class. We see a huge opportunity for push email and synchronization solutions, and Mobile Gateway is sure to generate tremendous interest across the world."