SANTA CLARA, Calif. and BEIJING, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASIA) ("AsiaInfo" or "the Company"), a leading provider of telecom software solutions and IT security products and services in China, today announced it signed contracts with both China Mobile and China Unicom to develop a Mobile Number Portability ("MNP") hub platform to support ongoing trial testing in the cities of Hainan and Tianjin.
In order to successfully support the trial testing, AsiaInfo will upgrade China Mobile's and China Unicom's existing billing, CRM and BI systems at the headquarter level. The MNP hub platform is being developed in response to subscriber demand for retaining mobile phone numbers when switching between telecom operators. The MNP hub platforms will have the capacity to collect and manage user information such as payment and charging activities on a nationwide basis. Once user information is collected by the hub platforms, it will be sent to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's (MIIT) database for centralized management.
AsiaInfo's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Zhang, commented, "If implemented nationwide, this will be a significant development for mobile subscribers in China and is bound to increase competition amongst the carriers as users were not able to switch telephone numbers prior. This repository of user information will collect data from all provinces in China and can be used to match a user's mobile number with the telecom operator hosting their mobile service. Most importantly, this solution speaks to our ability to evolve and deliver best-of-class products to China's rapidly evolving telecom industry."
About AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc.
AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) is a leading provider of high- quality telecom software solutions and IT security products and services to some of China's largest enterprises, as well as many small and medium sized companies in China. An established leader in the Chinese telecommunications industry, AsiaInfo became a prominent supplier of IT security products and services in China with the acquisition of Lenovo's non-telecom related IT services business in 2004.
Organized as a Delaware corporation, AsiaInfo began operations in the United States in 1993. The Company moved its major operations to China in 1995 and played a significant role in the construction of the national backbones and provincial access networks for all of China's major national telecom carriers, including China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom. Since 1998, AsiaInfo has continued diversifying its product offerings and is now a major provider of telecom software solutions in China.
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The information contained in this document is as of January 26, 2010. AsiaInfo assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information or future events or developments.
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