China Telecom Group and AsiaInfo's game-changing B2B collaboration platform earns TM Forum nominations nod

AsiaInfo's Veris™ Open Operational Platform (O2P) for OTT collaboration recognized in Open Digital category

Beijing and Cambridge, UK, (PresseBox) - AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc., Asia's leading supplier of BSS systems, today announced that the implementation of its B2B collaboration platform by China Telecom has been nominated in the Open Digital category of the annual TM Forum Excellence Awards. AsiaInfo's Veris™ Open Operational Platform (O2P) is a collaboration platform that enables the creation and deployment of converged digital services between over-the-top (OTT) providers and network operators. The solution has been successfully deployed by China Telecom since 2011.

O2P was created by AsiaInfo-Linkage to enable operators to boost revenues by converging their products with those of the OTT players, who in turn get access to the operator's advanced back-office IT capabilities. A recent Telcoms.com survey1 revealed that 93% of operators see value in partnering with OTT players. Veris O2P provides the capability for operators to add more value to their OTT partnerships, as well as reducing the IT cost of working with multiple partners.

China Telecom currently hosts more than 20 OTT partners on the platform across its fixed mobile and IPTV services, and is constantly evolving to provide a more streamlined, cost-effective implementation. With China Telecom's help, AsiaInfo-Linkage has continually enhanced O2P to optimize the collaboration process for all members of the digital ecosystem. O2P is now available as a commercial product as part of the Veris™ product suite.

TM Forum's Excellence Awards recognise operational and business excellence across the communications and media industries and provide a unique opportunity for companies to demonstrate their leadership, expertise and initiatives. The award finalists in all five categories will be announced on April 8, 2014.

For more information about the awards, please visit: https://www.tmforum.org/ExcellenceAwards2014/15748/home.html

1 http://www.telecoms.com/industry-survey/

AsiaInfo-Linkage

AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. is a leading provider of high-quality software solutions and IT services to the telecommunications industry. Headquartered in Beijing, we employ more than 11,500 professionals worldwide.

AsiaInfo-Linkage 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, network security, and OTT and cross-vertical collaboration 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. We have deployed our BSS solutions with leading operators throughout Asia, and our recent expansion into Europe has already resulted in a major contract with Telenor ASA (Telenor Group).

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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