AsiaInfo wins deal with Telenor Hungary and opens customer operations center near Budapest to support European expansion.

January 19, 2015

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BUDAPEST, Hungary -- AsiaInfo, China’s leadingtelecoms IT supplier, today announced the opening of its new EuropeanNearshore Delivery Center (NDC). The NDC - which will support AsiaInfo’sincreasing presence in Europe as the company begins a major joint projectwith Telenor Hungary – will be co-located within Telenor Hungary’sTörökbálint HQ near Budapest.

AsiaInfo said it expected to employ some 180 staff in the Törökbálint center within two years and is planning to recruit more than half the workforcelocally, working alongside experts relocating from China.

The company plans for the NDC to be providing support services for up toeight European operator projects by 2016.

Announcing the opening of the NDC, AsiaInfo’s European Managing Director,Alex Hawker, said: “Little more than one year after announcing our firstmajor European project, we are now embarking on our second one, and atthe same time opening up a major new delivery center to support ourcustomers and our expanding business.”

At the ceremony to mark the official opening of the NDC, Christopher Laska,CEO of Telenor Hungary, said: “Last year we celebrated our 20th anniversary,now we are preparing ourselves for the next 20 years: our new partnerAsiaInfo will help us further improve the Telenor customer experience.

“AsiaInfo will employ dozens of Hungarian developers, thus keeping local ITtalents in Hungary and contributing to the growth of value-adding industries.I am particularly pleased that they are moving into the Telenor House inTörökbálint, further raising our profile as a center for excellence intelecommunications.”

The first local engineers have already been recruited for the new NDC,which will be headed by AsiaInfo Senior Director, Chen Huaping.Prior to joining AsiaInfo, Chen Huaping was Chief Solution Architect in theTelecoms Business Unit of Hewlett Packard. He has extensive experience ofboth telecoms business and technical architecture with a track record ofsuccess in delivering major projects.

“This new project in Hungary and the opening of the NDC represent majormilestones in our global expansion,” said Chen Huaping. “This is furtherevidence that the innovation our Veris BSS Product Suite brings from Chinais making a real impact in the European marketplace.”

AsiaInfo Inc. (Nasdaq: ASIA)

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