AsiaInfo-Linkage Wins First European Mobile Operator Deal
Company to lead major BSS transformation project with Telenor
BEIJING, SANTA CLARA, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, UK, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASIA), ("AsiaInfo-Linkage" or the "Company") Asia's leading supplier of BSS systems, today announced that it has secured its first major business support system (BSS) contract with a top tier European operator group, Telenor ASA (Telenor Group), which has operations in seven European countries. The win represents AsiaInfo-Linkage's first project with a top-tier European operator group after the company formally launched operations in the EMEA region last year.
As lead contractor, AsiaInfo-Linkage will steer Telenor's BSS transformation for the company's operations in Denmark, as well as provide implementation, operational, and maintenance support. The project will include AsiaInfo's proprietary billing, customer relationship management, and real-time analytics software, including the Company's Veris™ BSS solution. Veris is designed to leverage the efficiencies of a cloud-based platform while radically simplifying the customer support operations associated with typical legacy systems, and currently serves more than 890 million users in Asia. Work on the project began in September of this year.
Telenor Denmark CEO Marek Slacik said: "The development of a new IT platform is crucial in our ongoing efforts to create a new, simpler and more efficient Telenor, and we have high expectations in AsiaInfo-Linkage as our partner on this journey."
AsiaInfo-Linkage President and CEO Steve Zhang said: "The focus of our project with Telenor is customer service and engagement. By deploying our proven software solutions, our goal will be to greatly enhance the customer experience for Telenor users. Furthermore, this is a significant contract win for our European team and reflects the versatility of our products, as well as our ability to tailor them for customers anywhere in the world."
About AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.
AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) is a leading provider of high-quality software solutions and IT services to the telecommunications industry. Headquartered in Beijing, we employ more than 11,000 professionals worldwide.
AsiaInfo-Linkage provides a full suite of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS) and associated professional services. Our core Veris™ product suite includes billing and customer care systems that serve nearly a billion subscribers globally, plus business intelligence, network management and security solutions.
Our customers work with us to converge large scale pre-and post-paid mobile operations; improve time to market for new products and services; and develop cost-effective new business models. In China we have more than 50% market share in Billing, CRM and Business Intelligence through our longstanding partnerships with China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.
Our aim is to be the leading IT solutions provider to the global telecommunications industry, enabling the Connected Digital Lifestyle, and helping our customers build, maintain, operate and constantly improve their network infrastructure and IT environment. For more information about AsiaInfo-Linkage, please visit www.asiainfo-linkage.com
About Telenor ASA and Telenor Denmark
Telenor Group is a leading provider of telecommunications services worldwide. The company has a strong footprint in Central Eastern Europe and Asia and a leading Nordic position in mobile, broadband and TV services.
Telenor's wholly owned subsidiary, Telenor Denmark, is the second largest mobile operator with approximately two million users, and is the second largest fixed broadband operator in Denmark.
For more information please visit www.telenor.com
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