Innovation brings new Awards success for China Mobile and AsiaInfo-Linkage

AsiaInfo-Linkage (NASDAQ: ASIA), Asia’s leading supplier of BSS systems, together with China Mobile as the strategic partner, have won the prestigious award for Business Service Innovation in the annual Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards.

Announced at a gala event in London last night, the award is for China Mobile’s success in implementing multi-tenancy cloud-enablement for streamlined business operations. The project has been rolled out across all of the operator’s 31 provincial subsidiaries, and its headquarters in Beijing.

Together with AsiaInfo-Linkage, China Mobile developed an innovative cloud mobility architecture with support for multi-tenancy. Five virtualized platforms are deployed on a single Cloud-based Operation Platform Container (COPC), supporting the business operations of different units and greatly improving the efficiency of pre-sales, in-sales and after-sales processes.

Yan Huang, Deputy Director of Planning and Construction Division, BSS Department, China Mobile Group, said: “We are delighted to win this award, as it recognizes our commitment to our customers. By implementing this innovation across our organization, we have significantly reduced the time to market for new products and services, reduced order processing time, and increased customer satisfaction.” More than 700 million China Mobile customers are now supported by the cloud platform.

AsiaInfo-Linkage’s Global VP of Product Marketing, Andy Tiller said: “This is deserved recognition of China Mobile’s approach to utilizing the best new technologies to the benefit of its customers. The cloud architecture was built on top of their legacy BSS and service platforms to preserve existing services and data. The result is streamlined and efficient processes, more effective use of resources, better margins, and happier customers.”

Presenting the Award, Alan Burkitt-Gray, editor of Global Telecoms Business, commented: “This is the seventh time we’ve run our Innovation Awards and each year we’ve seen that the industry is working harder and harder to deliver exciting and innovative services to its customers worldwide. Congratulations to all the award winners. The industry is seeing a wave of innovation which is making a huge difference – to the companies working in the industry and to all of us in business and as consumers. They are making such a difference to the world. We want to celebrate what they are doing.”

This is the second leading industry award in less than a month for China Mobile and AsiaInfo-Linkage. The companies were recognised at the TM Forum’s annual Excellence Awards in May, winning acclaim from the judges and taking the top prize in the Operational Excellence category.