AsiaInfo-Linkage Wins New Market Share

2010-10-26 19:32 1156
Company to build NG-BOSS system for Beijing Mobile

BEIJING and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASIA) ("AsiaInfo-Linkage" or the "Company"), a leading provider of communications software solutions, IT security products and related services, today announced that it has won a tender to deliver the Next Generation (NG) BOSS 3.0 system, for Beijing Mobile, a subsidiary of China Mobile, the largest telecommunications operator in the world.

"Beijing Mobile's NG-BOSS 3.0 system is a prime example of the operators' continuous need for cutting edge IT solutions that transform the relationship with customers and expand service capabilities to retain and acquire new customers," said AsiaInfo-Linkage's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Zhang. "The telecom operators are keen to provide direct and value added services to their customers by investing in improving the customer experience, data analytics and their sales and marketing systems to better serve this goal. This new market win demonstrates our competitive advantage of creating industry leading and best of class IT solutions for innovative telecom operators. It also speaks to our ability of identifying and capturing new market share opportunities against our domestic and international competitors."

In June of 2009, AsiaInfo-Linkage won a tender to build a new billing system for Beijing Mobile to support part of its pre-paid business. The delivered solution - NG-BOSS 3.0 system, being fully convergent, enables the processing of the post-paid transactions on the current pre-paid implementation. The integrated solution will be used to replace the existing post-paid and pre-paid billing system and enable Beijing Mobile's desire for more comprehensive customer tailored and bundled services and TD-SCDMA functionality and will allow the operator to better serve its customers.

For the past two years, AsiaInfo-Linkage has worked on China Mobile's NG-BOSS Phase-I rollout, or version 1.0, before signing contracts to upgrade NG-BOSS systems to version 2.0, which primarily happened earlier this year in response to the carriers' goal of becoming a fully integrated service provider with bundled fixed-line, broadband and mobile businesses. The Company is currently in the process of signing contracts to upgrade NG-BOSS systems to version 3.0.

AsiaInfo-Linkage currently provides NG-BOSS systems for 18 of 31 China Mobile subsidiaries.

About AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.

AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) is a leading provider of high-quality software solutions and IT services in the Communications' 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 quad-play service offering. AsiaInfo-Linkage's world-class R&D capabilities and extensive base of highly skilled engineers provide best-of-class solutions to facilitate customers to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The information contained in this document is as of October 26, 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

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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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