AsiaInfo (ASIA) has signed a contract with Henan Mobile, a subsidiary of China Mobile, to develop its Business Operation Support Systems.

"We are excited to increase our market share within the China Mobile market and extend our geographic reach into Henan Province," said Steve Zhang, AsiaInfo's president and chief executive officer. "AsiaInfo's industry-leading BOSS solutions offer operators reliable, scalable features that accommodate increasing subscriber growth and provide the flexibility needed to adapt to rapidly changing end-user demands. Our innovative, best-of-class products enable the evolution of China's telecom industry, and this contract further enhances our position as the leading provider of telecom software and service solutions in the world's largest telecom market."

According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, Henan had a total population of 98 million in 2007 and has a total of 31 million mobile subscribers and a mobile phone penetration rate of 31%.

Under the terms of the contract, AsiaInfo will deploy its OpenBOSS solution, which complies with China Mobile's latest BOSS 3.0 specifications. The system is designed to support approximately 40 million subscribers. With the completion of this contract, a total of 10 China Mobile subsidiaries will have employed AsiaInfo's BOSS solutions.

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