Date: 5th April 2013
Beijing / Cambridge, UK - April 4th, 2013: Hot on the heels of the launch of its Veris™ product suite in Europe, AsiaInfo-Linkage (NASDAQ: ASIA), China’s leading supplier of BSS systems, has had its work for China Mobile recognised in the TM Forum’s Annual Excellence Awards.
The company’s multi-tenancy Cloud architecture underpins China Mobile Communications Corporation’s shortlisting as a finalist in the Operational Excellence category in this year’s Awards. China Mobile in fact leads the finalists this year, having been shortlisted in two of the four categories.
The shortlisting for Operational Excellence covers AsiaInfo’s implementation of its Cloud-based business support architecture, using TMF Frameworx initiatives, to serve the operational requirements of China Mobile’s different business units.
As a result of the implementation, China Mobile – the world’s largest operator by subscriber numbers – was able to both reduce existing operating costs across its business units, while smoothing the introduction of new digital services to meet the twin goals of reduced costs and increased revenues.
The Cloud-based architecture was developed by AsiaInfo and its multi-tenancy approach enables a consistent platform to be deployed across operational business units while allowing for flexibility of approach within each unit.
More than 700 million China Mobile customers are now supported by the Cloud platform, which was overlaid on the existing systems thereby enabling processes to be streamlined and consistent within the flexible framework.
AsiaInfo’s Global VP of Product Marketing, Dr Andy Tiller said: “The award nomination for China Mobile is recognition of the innovation that AsiaInfo is now bringing to the European market, and comes just two months after we announced the availability of the Veris product suite in Europe. The nomination shows that we can deliver the innovations we have developed, to scale, for the world’s largest mobile operator and is a tremendous endorsement of our approach and technology.”
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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 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.
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AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.—Beijing, China
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