Synchronica Receives Expansion Order from Middle Eastern Mobile Operator

ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - Synchronica plc ("Synchronica" or "the Company") (AIM:SYNC;  TSX VENTURE:SYN) the international provider of next-generation mobile messaging services, has received a US$107,000 expansion order for additional Mobile Gateway user licenses, from the Middle Eastern subsidiary of a tier-one multinational mobile operator group. The operator has also renewed their 24/7-support contract with Synchronica for a further 12 months.

Using Mobile Gateway to launch a mass-market push email service in early 2010, the operator charges a monthly subscription of US$0.25 for unlimited access to the service. This expansion order allows the operator to accommodate a greater quantity of subscribers onto the service.

At around 13 percent by 2014, Forrester Research expects the Middle East and Africa region to record the highest rate of online growth worldwide. Cisco supports Forrester's forecast, which predicts the region will have a compound annual growth rate of 133 percent in mobile data traffic.

Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Synchronica, said: "We're pleased to receive this expansion order, as it validates the success of the operator's push email service, and shows the mass-market appeal of Mobile Gateway. Synchronica continues to focus on engaging with mobile operators in emerging markets, as they increasingly search for ways to position themselves as the preferred route to the internet. Mobile Gateway is a key component to turn their vision into reality, enabling subscribers to connect to their favourite Internet communities, regardless of the type of mobile phone they own."

About Synchronica
Synchronica plc is a leading developer of next-generation mobile messaging solutions based on open industry standards. The award-winning product portfolio includes the flagship product Mobile Gateway, providing push email, synchronization, instant messaging, backup & restore and mobile connectivity to social networks. Synchronica's products are white-labelled and offered by mobile operators in emerging and developed markets to provide mass-market messaging services, increasing data revenues and reducing churn.

Synchronica's Mobile Gateway provides a unique multi-protocol gateway combining Push IMAP, SyncML, ActiveSync, Email-to-MMS and Email-to-SMS, delivering push email and synchronization to literally any mobile phone currently in the market without requiring an additional client to be downloaded. Expanding Instant Messaging to mobile devices, Mobile Gateway establishes carrier-branded IM communities using the industry-standard XMPP and provides gateways to popular Internet IM communities connecting any IMPS enabled handset.

Headquartered in England, Synchronica also maintains development centres in Germany and the Philippines, in addition to a regional presence in Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, Spain, and Dubai. Synchronica plc is a public company which is traded on the AIM list of the London Stock Exchange (SYNC.L), and the Venture Exchange of the Toronto Stock Exchange (SYN.V). For further information, please visit www.synchronica.com

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The foregoing information may contain forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of Synchronica plc. Forward-looking statements, specifically those concerning future performance or results, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from Synchronica's plans and expectations. These plans, expectations, risks and uncertainties are detailed herein and from time to time in the public filings and announcements made by Synchronica, including those made with AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange, with the TSX Venture Exchange or with securities regulators.  Synchronica does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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SOURCE Synchronica plc

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www.synchronica.com
        Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO
Angus Dent, CFO
Nicole Meissner, COO
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TMX | Equicom         Craig MacPhail   416 815 0700, ext. 290
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