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AsiaInfo-Linkage Signs Contract with U Mobile in Malaysia to Provide CRM and BI Systems

2011-04-06 16:16 1097

BEIJING and SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-Firstcall/ -- AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) ("AsiaInfo-Linkage" and the "Company"), a leading provider of telecommunications software solutions and related services, today announced that the Company has signed an agreement with U Mobile Sdn Bhd ("U Mobile"), a telecommunications service provider in Malaysia which offers comprehensive postpaid and prepaid mobile services as well as other telecommunication services. AsiaInfo-Linkage will provide U Mobile with Customer Relationship Management ("CRM") and Business Intelligence ("BI") systems.

"This agreement is a significant step for our expansion into the burgeoning telecommunications markets in Southeast Asia," said AsiaInfo-Linkage President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Zhang. "Our CRM and BI systems will support U Mobile to fully integrate business data, standardize business processes and gain valuable customers insight. Moreover, our solutions will optimize business analysis and decision-making capabilities for U Mobile and help lower operating costs. We continue to target opportunities in the International market and strive to maximize shareholder value," he added.

The integration of the AsiaInfo-Linkage CRM and BI solutions will generate real-time customer history references so that the U Mobile point of contact is fully appraised on the requests or enquiries previously made. As a customer focused service provider, U Mobile takes pride in listening to their consumers, understanding what they need and delivering the solutions that they want.

Speaking about the agreement, Dr. Kaizad Heerjee, Chief Executive Officer, U Mobile Sdn Bhd said, "We are excited to have AsiaInfo-Linkage as our latest partner committing to work with U Mobile in meeting our goal of becoming a major mobile services provider in Malaysia. By providing us with their best-in-class IT solutions, AsiaInfo-Linkage will enable U Mobile to enhance our business operations by elevating our efficiency and effectiveness. This move also increases our business insight and productivity, as well as improving response times."

The agreement with U Mobile marks another promising move of AsiaInfo-Linkage's continued penetration into Southeast Asian telecommunications marketplace. In August 2010, AsiaInfo-Linkage announced that it had entered into an agreement to develop a BI system for the Cambodian operator, Mfone. The BI system for Mfone has already been successfully delivered to the operator.

About AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) is a leading provider of high-quality software solutions and IT services in China's telecommunications industry. Following the merger between AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc. ("AsiaInfo") and Linkage Technologies International Holdings Limited ("Linkage") on July 1, 2010, AsiaInfo-Linkage leverages both AsiaInfo's and Linkage's leading market positions and complementary customer bases to provide a robust, comprehensive service offering primarily to China's telecom operators. AsiaInfo-Linkage's world-class R&D capabilities and extensive base of highly skilled engineers provide best-of-class solutions to help customers differentiate themselves from the competition.

For more information about AsiaInfo-Linkage, please visit www.asiainfo-linkage.com.

About U Mobile Sdn Bhd

Launched in 2007, U Mobile provides comprehensive 3G mobile communication services and broadband Internet connectivity services to Malaysian subscribers. The operator's mobile services include prepaid plans, postpaid plans, domestic coverage, international roaming and IDD voice calls, and international SMS and MMS packages.

For more information on U Mobile, please visit www.u.com.my.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The information contained in this document is as of April 5, 2011. AsiaInfo-Linkage assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information or future events or developments.

This document contains forward-looking information about AsiaInfo-Linkage's operating results and business prospects that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: government telecommunications infrastructure and budgetary policy in China; our ability to maintain our concentrated customer base; our ability to successfully integrate the business of Linkage into ours; the long and variable billing cycles for our products and services that can cause our revenues and operating results to vary significantly from period to period; our ability to meet our working capital requirements; our ability to retain our executive officers; our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; potential liabilities we are exposed to because we extend warranties to our customers; risks associated with cost overruns and delays; our ability to develop or acquire new products or enhancements to our software products that are marketable on a timely and cost-effective basis; our ability to adequately protect our proprietary rights; the competitive nature of the markets we operate in; and political and economic policies of the Chinese government. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties, and other matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, and in our reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.

For more information about AsiaInfo-Linkage, please visit www.asiainfo-linkage.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Mr. Jimmy Xia
AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.
Tel: +86-10-8216-6039
Email: ir@asiainfo-linkage.com

Mr. Justin Knapp
Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
Tel: +86-10-8520-6556
Email: asia@ogilvy.com

In the United States:

Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen
Ogilvy Financial, New York
Tel: +1-646-460-9989
Email: asia@ogilvy.com

Source: U Mobile Sdn Bhd
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