AsiaInfo-Linkage, which describes itself as a leading provider of telecoms software solutions and related services, has signed an agreement to provide convergent billing and customer relationship management software to Nepalese state-owned fixed and mobile operator Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited (Nepal Telecom, or NT). The operator currently has a base of approximately six million mobile subscribers. Commenting on the award, the vendor’s president and CEO, Steve Zhang, said it marked a ‘significant contract win’ for the firm as it looks to cement its ‘international expansion’. As a result of the upgrade, NT subscribers will be able to take advantage of new enhancements such as easier bill payments. Moreover, AsiaInfo-Linkage’s billing solutions will include system implementation, system integration and migration, training, and on-site support for the telco, it said.