SOURCE: Thomson

October 09, 2007 10:13 ET

Thomson's Cirpack VoIP Solutions increase European footprint

BERLIN and PARIS--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE; TMS) today announced that two European operators, in Germany and Switzerland, have selected Thomson's Cirpack VoIP solutions for deploying public telephony services.

"Our growth in Europe is continuing" said Frédéric Caussarieu, General Manager of Thomson's Network Intelligence Solutions. "Thomson's Cirpack platform enjoys a tremendous success in Switzerland and in Germany, helping many city carriers to migrate to VoIP and plan replacement for their legacy switches. The flexibility of our VoIP platform and its wide support for all protocols and any networks has been one of our key success factors in this region".

PfalzKom, a German voice and internet provider, has selected Thomson's softswitch solution to increase their capacity and offer business telephony services. PfalzKom selected Thomson's VoIP platform as it has a unique capability to work with both traditional telephony and IP infrastructures "Thomson's Cirpack softswitch is unique in its kind as it manages class 4 [1] and class 5 services over both IP and legacy networks. It enjoys a very strong reputation in Germany so we are certain we have made a wise choice. We are very excited to have it up and running in our network to increase our current capacity and launch all new VoIP services," said Juergen Beyer, General Manager of PfalzKom.

Finecom, a Swiss internet service provider, has selected Thomson's Cirpack softswitch to offer hosted VoIP services for a large group of cable operators throughout the country. Thomson's end-to-end cable telephony solution enabled Finecom to quickly go to market without interoperability issues. "Switzerland has a large number of small regional cable operators" said Reto Bertschi, CEO of Finecom "Using Thomson's VoIP solutions we are able to offer these operators the means to quickly launch primary line telephony services for packaged triple play bundles. Our product Quickline is especially dedicated to easily implement hosted IP and voice services in cable network environments. Thomson's product range builds the base for this end-to-end solution."

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[1] Class 4: transport services ; Class 5 : local exchange services

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