Sybase and China Comservice Form Joint Venture to Ignite Telecommunications Market Opportunities Across China
Company to Bring Leading Technologies, Unrivaled Industry Expertise and Access to Serve Burgeoning Market
BEIJING - Sybase, Inc., an SAP company (NYSE: SAP) and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, and China Communications Services Corporation Limited (CCS, HKG: 0552)— China’s largest integrated services provider for the telecommunications sector—today announced the signing of an agreement to form a joint venture to address opportunities in the burgeoning China market. The new company, combining the leading technologies, unrivaled industry expertise and vast market access from both parties, will provide telecom operators, enterprises and government agencies first-class data management and analytics offerings, mobile device management and applications, mobile commerce and mobile Internet value-added services.
“To be successful in the China IT market, a company must have both the best-in-breed technology offerings and the broadest industry expertise and market access,” said Li Ping, Chairman of CCS. “This joint venture will leverage the rich industry expertise, broad market access and strong local support of CCS to bring Sybase’s leading software solutions to customers in the country.”
China, with a population of 1.3 billion, has the world’s biggest number of fixed-line and mobile subscribers, as well as the largest fiber optic and mobile network capacities. By April 2011, mobile users in China reached 900 million, among whom 67 million were 3G subscribers. In this vibrant market, CCS is the largest provider of telecom infrastructure services, business process outsourcing, and application and content development.
“For the past two decades, Sybase has been committed to accelerating China’s IT infrastructure growth, with a focus on the telecommunications industry globally and especially in China,” said John Chen, Chairman and CEO of Sybase. “Together with CCS, we are well positioned to bring to market the full set of Sybase’s leading enterprise-class technologies, including Sybase ASE, Sybase IQ, Sybase Unwired Platform and Sybase mobile commerce services.”
According to the IT Application Market 2010-2011 annual report by CCID Consulting, China’s leading IT research institute, Sybase claims 25.1 percent database market share in China’s telecommunications sector, ranking No. 2 among all software vendors.
The joint venture will start operations after receiving Chinese government approval expected later this year.
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About China Comservice
China Comservice is a leading service provider in the People’s Republic of China, in commitment of “building word-class networks for the informatization services,” providing integrated support services in the informatization sector, including telecommunications infrastructure services, business process outsourcing services and applications, content and other services. All the major telecommunications operators in the PRC, namely, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom are our customers and also our shareholders. We also provide services to government agencies, telecommunications equipment manufacturers, corporate customers and public customers. Our service coverage is spread across the nation and we have also extended our business to over 50 countries and regions globally. For more information, visit http: www.chinaccs.com.cn.
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