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AsiaInfo Expands Market Share with New Business Support System Contracts with China Unicom

April 16, 2009

BEIJING and SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ –
AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASIA) (the “Company”), a leading provider of
telecom software solutions and IT security products and services in China,
today announced that it signed contracts to develop new Business Support
Systems (“BSS” or the “solution”) for nine China Unicom subsidiaries,
including new market share gains in Shanghai and Hainan. The solution is
designed to enhance the functionality and flexibility of the existing BSS
system and meet China Unicom’s 3G BSS requirements.

“China Unicom’s value proposition no longer rests solely in the quality of
its network, but is increasingly a factor of the ability of the software
behind the network to manage resources and optimize the user experience,” said

Steve Zhang, AsiaInfo’s president and chief executive officer. “Our BSS
solutions are designed to allow operators to utilize their networks more
efficiently and thus realize quicker returns on investment, which is an
important consideration given the spending plans of all three carriers as they
roll out 3G networks. The AsiaInfo BSS solution will also enable China Unicom
to offer tailor-made services that are critical in retaining high-value
customers in an increasingly competitive environment.”

In addition to the new BSS installations in Shanghai and Hainan, AsiaInfo
will install the solution in China Unicom subsidiaries in Beijing, Fujian,
Hunan, Qinghai, Tibet, Yunnan and Zhejiang where the Company already has
existing BSS installations. The solution includes enhancements to Customer
Relationship Management, Billing and Partner Relationship Management and is
expected to support China Unicom’s value-added services to increase the
Company’s competitiveness. The solution will also assist in managing
operations and monitoring the performance of China Unicom’s business partners
to ensure efficient and cohesive cooperation.

After the completion of the Shanghai and Hainan BSS, AsiaInfo will have
BSS installations in 9 out of 31 China Unicom subsidiaries.

About AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc.

AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASIA) is a leading provider of
high-quality telecom software solutions and IT security products and services
to some of China’s largest enterprises as well as many small and medium sized
companies in China. An established leader in the Chinese telecommunications
industry, AsiaInfo became a prominent supplier of IT security products and
services in China with the acquisition of Lenovo’s non-telecom related IT
services business in 2004.

Organized as a Delaware corporation, AsiaInfo began operations in the
United States
in 1993. The Company moved major operations to China in 1995 and
played a significant role in the construction of the national backbones and
provincial access networks for all of China’s major national telecom carriers,
including China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Netcom. Since
1998, AsiaInfo has continued diversifying its product offerings and is now a
major provider of telecom software solutions in China.

For more information about AsiaInfo, please visit http://www.asiainfo.com .

Safe Harbor Statement

The information contained in this document is as of April 16, 2008.
AsiaInfo assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements
contained in this document as a result of new information or future events or
developments.

This document contains forward-looking information about AsiaInfo’s
operating results and business prospects that involve substantial risks and
uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the fact that they use
words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,”
“believe,” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any
discussion of future operating or financial performance. Among the factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following:
government telecommunications infrastructure and budgetary policy in China;
our ability to maintain our concentrated customer base; the long and variable
billing cycles for our products and services that can cause our revenues and
operating results to vary significantly from period to period; our ability to
meet our working capital requirements; our ability to retain our executive
officers; our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; potential
liabilities we are exposed to because we extend warranties to our customers;
risks associated with cost overruns and delays; our ability to develop or
acquire new products or enhancements to our software products that are
marketable on a timely and cost-effective basis; our ability to adequately
protect our proprietary rights; the competitive nature of the markets we
operate in; political and economic policies of the Chinese government. A
further list and description of these risks, uncertainties, and other matters
can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2008, and in our periodic reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K (if any)
filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available
at www.sec.gov.

    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    In China:

     Ms. Sheryl Zhang
     AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc.
     Tel:   +86-10-8216-6039
     Email: ir@asiainfo.com

     Mr. Andrew Keller
     Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
     Tel:   +86-10-8520-3112
     Email: andrew.keller@ogilvy.com

    In the United States:

     Mr. Thomas Smith
     Ogilvy Financial, New York
     Tel:   +1-212-880-5269
     Email: thomas.smith@ogilvypr.com

SOURCE AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc.


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