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AsiaInfo Breaks into New Market with China Telecom Tender Win

April 20, 2009

BEIJING and SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 20 /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 won tender to develop new Business Support Systems
(“BSS” or the “solution”) for China Telecom in Jilin province (“Jinlin
Telecom”). The solution will integrate Jilin Telecom’s existing fixed-line BSS
with its recently acquired CDMA business.

“I’m happy to take another step forward in our relationship with China
Telecom, which has been on the fast track since telecom industry restructuring
was announced in May of last year,” said Steve Zhang, AsiaInfo’s president and
chief executive officer. “From a policy perspective, China’s telecom
restructuring is now basically complete, but we expect to continue benefiting
from processes like building out integrated solutions and migrating user data
to new systems for some time. This new BSS solution will integrate Jilin
Telecom’s fixed-line and mobile services, increasing efficiency and
flexibility for the company and providing users with a unified customer
experience.”

As part of China’s telecommunications industry restructuring, China
Telecom acquired China Unicom’s CDMA wireless business in 2008. AsiaInfo will
build out a BSS solution that is able to integrate the acquired wireless
billing system with Jilin Telecom’s existing fixed-line system. AsiaInfo will
also provide migration services to move user data over to the new system.
After AsiaInfo installs the solution, Jilin Telecom subscribers will be able
to subscribe to bundled fixed-line, mobile and broadband services and enjoy a
unified customer experience including billing and other services.

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 20, 2009.
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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