AsiaInfo-Linkage Signs Deal with Mfone in Cambodia

2010-08-25 17:08 1304
    BEIJING and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASIA) ("AsiaInfo-Linkage" or the "Company"), a leading provider of telecom software solutions and IT security products and services in China, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mfone Co., Ltd. ("Mfone"), a leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications services in Cambodia, to develop a Business Intelligence ("BI") system for the operator.

    AsiaInfo-Linkage's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Zhang, commented, "This agreement is of great significance as it marks our first win and entry into the Southeast Asian telecommunications market. This system will enhance Mfone's decision-making capabilities and decrease its operating costs, thus making the company more profitable over the long-term.  We are excited about the momentum gained with this project in Southeast Asia and we will continue to pursue opportunities in the region."

    The BI system is being built in response to increased competition in the Cambodian telecommunications market. It is being designed primarily to enhance business analysis capability and optimize enterprise operation and management.  Pursuant to the agreement, AsiaInfo-Linkage will provide a "full turnkey solution," including engineering and design, procuring and supplying products, and installation, commissioning, training and on-site support.

    About AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

    AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) is a leading provider of high-quality software solutions and IT products and services in China's telecommunications industry. Following the merger between AsiaInfo and 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 their competitors.

    For more information about AsiaInfo-Linkage, please visit .

    About Mfone Co., Ltd

    Founded in 1993, Mfone is a subsidiary of Thaicom Public Company Limited and provides fixed-line and mobile phone services. Mfone's advanced technology includes GSM 2100/900/1800 and CDMA networks as well as Internet access services. Mfone's network covers nearly all of Cambodia's major towns and cities as well as a number of tourist attractions and significant Cambodia-Thailand and Cambodia-Vietnam cross-border trade routes.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    The information contained in this document is as of August 25, 2010. 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, 2009, and in our reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at .  

    For more information about AsiaInfo-Linkage, please visit . 

    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    In China:
     Mr. Jimmy Xia
     AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.
     Tel:   +86-10-8216-6039 
     Mr. Justin Knapp 
     Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
     Tel:   +86-10-8520-6556 

    In the United States:
     Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen
     Ogilvy Financial, New York
     Tel:   +1-646-460-9989
Source: AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.
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