PR Newswire, 1/26/10
Chinese telecom software solutions and IT security products provider AsiaInfo (Nasdaq: ASIA) has announced it has signed contracts with both China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) and China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) to develop a mobile number portability (MNP) hub platform to support ongoing trial testing in the cities of Hainan and Tianjin.
In order to successfully support the trial testing, AsiaInfo will upgrade China Mobile's and China Unicom's existing billing, CRM and BI systems at the headquarter level. The MNP hub platform is being developed in response to subscriber demand for retaining mobile phone numbers when switching between telecom operators. The MNP hub platforms will have the capacity to collect and manage user information such as payment and charging activities on a nationwide basis. Once user information is collected by the hub platforms, it will be sent to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's (MIIT) database for centralized management.