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Thomson Offers Combo

PARIS -- Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE; TMS) today announced the launch of its pre-integrated service delivery platforms helping telecom service providers to introduce sophisticated voice and video features over broadband local loops. Combined with video head-end equipments from the company’s Grass Valley activity and Thomson’s home gateways and set-top box portfolio, this is the first truly pre-integrated solution on the market for quick and easy Triple Play deployment from thousands up to millions of users.

The heart of the solution is made of Thomson’s SmartVision IPTV middleware and Cirpack VoIP SoftSwitches. Both are developed together by Thomson for streamlined development of converged services and IPTV delivery over Cirpack’s IMS infrastructure. By managing both voice and video service delivery platforms together, Thomson will also help operators to optimise deployment cycles.

“For carriers facing increasing levels of competition, the emerging value proposition for VoIP is centred on bundling services, especially content-driven offerings such as IPTV”, said Tom Valovic, Program Director of VoIP Infrastructure for analysts IDC. While IMS will eventually deliver many of these features, leading-edge operators need to address these challenges today. Thomson’s approach to integrating softswitch and IPTV middleware functionality via a single service delivery platform is fully consistent with the requirements that many carriers currently have for out of the box triple play services that drive new revenue streams and enhance customer retention”.

Thomson S.A. (NYSE: TMS; Euronext Paris: 18453)

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