Date: 1st November 2016
London and Beijing, 1st November 2016 – AsiaInfo, China’s leading telecoms IT software company, today confirmed it had entered a strategic co-operation agreement with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. The two companies will work together on projects and jointly promote China as a centre of excellence for cloud computing services and innovation.
The agreement comes as AsiaInfo steps up its transition from a supplier of IT solutions to telco service providers, to a specialist in enabling digital business transformation for operators, their partners and other enterprises.
Cloud-based delivery platforms and exchanges play a key role in AsiaInfo’s vision of the industrial and business-led Internet, and the partnership with Alibaba Cloud will enable the company to continue to develop and deliver advanced operator and business solutions.
Announcing the agreement, AsiaInfo CEO Michael Wu said: “We are entering a new era of the internet. An era where people and things become customers, where service providers and businesses become operators, and where cloud-based business technology platforms will form both the backbone and the brains of the digital network. Our partnership with Alibaba Cloud will ensure we stay at the forefront of developments and provide innovative and ground-breaking solutions to our customers.”
Simon Hu, President of Alibaba Cloud said: “Cloud computing underpins a new economic infrastructure driven by technological innovation that enables businesses to break new boundaries. Alibaba Cloud will bring our technology expertise, artificial intelligence capabilities and cloud security services to our customers together with AsiaInfo with a host of exciting and valuable new business solutions.”
The agreement will see AsiaInfo and Alibaba Cloud share a wide range of resources and jointly build a more open cloud ecosystem to form the basis of a comprehensive portfolio of cloud-based services.
Founded in 1993, AsiaInfo, Inc. is a leading provider of internet-based systems and software to the telecommunications industry. Headquartered in Beijing, we employ more than 14,000 professionals worldwide. AsiaInfo provides a full suite of business and operations support systems and professional services to solve the business challenges of the future. Through its innovative BSS/OSS, Big Data, and security software products, AsiaInfo is driving the transformation of the telecoms industry into the new Business Internet era. Our core Veris™ product suite includes billing and customer care systems that serve over a billion subscribers globally, plus business intelligence, network management, network security, and OTT and cross-vertical collaboration solutions. Veris is the cornerstone of our growing ecosystem to support the transformation to the Business Internet. 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 BSS solutions are used by leading operators throughout Southeast Asia, Europe and the Indian subcontinent.
For editorial information contact:
Kevin Taylor or Nicky Denovan at Standing Tall Communications