Kandy Powers AsiaInfo's New Communications Platform-as-a-Service Offering in China

- Relationship delivers new set of advanced Embedded Communications capabilities, enabling next-generation solutions for the Business Internet.

Dec 15, 2015, 15:41 ET from GENBAND

SAN FRANCISCO and BEIJING, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GENBAND, a leading provider of real-time communications solutions, today announced that AsiaInfo, a leading provider of internet-based systems and software to the telecommunications industry, is leveraging GENBAND's Kandy™ communications Platform-as-a-Service (cPaaS) and fring™ white-label OTT offering to deliver advanced real-time multimedia communications to its extensive customer base.

"Deploying Kandy and fring via our Contact Center, OTT and PaaS solutions enables us to deliver truly innovative options to our customers as they transform their businesses," said Zhao Hui, Vice President of AsiaInfo Group. "In addition to offering the most flexible, advanced embedded communications capabilities available today, Kandy is backed by GENBAND's carrier-grade technology and state of the art support, providing a comprehensive offering within the highly competitive Chinese market."

The solution includes Kandy-delivered OTT services and a newly developed multimedia contact center offering, further enhancing AsiaInfo's suite of OSS/BSS/CRM solutions.

"Today's digital innovation landscape is forcing businesses to imagine and execute new business outcomes. Kandy empowers them to do it faster, more effectively, and more imaginatively than ever before," said Paul Pluschkell, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Cloud Services for GENBAND and Kandy Founder. "Partnering with AsiaInfo to bring these capabilities to the massive Chinese market heralds a new turning point in the transformation of businesses everywhere."

Kandy's game-changing real-time communications capabilities allow anyone from Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and global enterprises to individual developers to embed new functionality, rapidly create and deploy new services, and enhance workflows. Fifteen million users around the world already benefit from Kandy-enabled contextual communications in verticals including telecom, retail and healthcare.

Key takeaways:

  • AsiaInfo is deploying Kandy cPaaS to its industry-leading suite of business and operations support systems and professional services in China, where it has more than 50% market share in billing, CRM and business intelligence.
  • Kandy is GENBAND's market-leading cloud communications platform that allows anyone to embed contextual real time communications capabilities directly into business applications in minutes.
  • Built on the Kandy platform, the fring over-the-top (OTT) solution has helped progressive service providers all over the world maintain and grow their subscriber bases by offering their customers mobile group video chat, 2-way video chat, voice-only calls and text chat.

About AsiaInfo

Founded in 1993, AsiaInfo is currently China's largest provider of IT solutions and services in the telecommunications industry. With the strength of world-leading technology, it serves more than one billion telecom users in more than ten countries including China, Denmark, Hungary, and India. Currently, AsiaInfo has nearly 14,000 employees, more than 9,000 of whom are technical personnel. It provides more than 700 solutions and more than 300 software products that cover all aspects of information operations. For more information, please visit: www.asiainfo.com.cn


GENBAND, a 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, is a global leader in real time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. The company's Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND's market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today's consumers and businesses for real time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit www.genband.com.

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About Kandy

GENBAND's Kandy communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a real time software development platform built from GENBAND's core communications, presence, security and real time technologies. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners and developers to enrich their applications and services with real time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit kandycn.com.

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