eASPNet Rolls Into Asia

Portal Software Inc. (NSDQ: PRSF), a leading provider of business infrastructure software for broadband, wireless Internet, and next-generation communications services, announced Tuesday (Jan 9) that it has been awarded a contract from eASPNet, Taiwan’s leading ASP and Internet Data Center (IDC) service provider.

Formed by a consortium of blue chip Taiwanese and Asian companies, eASPNet plans to offer enterprise customers – initially in Taiwan and eventually across Asia – a full range of e-business and ASP services. At approximately 105,000 square feet, eASPNet’s IDC will be one of the largest carrier-grade IDCs in Asia. The company chose Portal Software’s Infranet to support the rapid rollout of new services.

“IDCs and ASPs are becoming increasingly important in Asia as more companies outsource their web-based and enterprise IT infrastructure and applications,” said Eddy Lee, CTO of eASPNet. “It is important to provide flexible billing solutions to support things like special service bundles and tariffs. Portal’s Infranet will help us to react quickly to the changing billing needs of our IDC and ASP customers.”

IDCs accommodate the high traffic and bandwidth needs of today’s advanced Internet applications. The billing environment is complex since the IDC model supports a wide variety of different criteria by which providers can bill their customers. For example, traffic pricing options might be based on bandwidth usage or the amount of data transferred.

Infranet is the industry’s leading carrier-class, comprehensive customer management and billing software for next-generation communications services. Highly scalable, Infranet enables service providers to manage customers, support new and evolving services, and collect money – all in real-time.

“ASPs and IDCs are playing a key role in fueling Taiwan’s Internet economy,” said Robert Lau, vice president of Portal Software, Asia Pacific. “We are delighted to be part of this growth and to be supporting eASPNet’s advanced IDC and ASP services with Infranet. Our platform will provide an infrastructure to support the rapid rollout of new services, helping eASPNet to accelerate its time-to-market.”

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