SOURCE: Thomson

February 23, 2007 04:46 ET

Thomson develops its Latin American business to help operators deploy telephony and television services over IP networks

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 23, 2007 -- Thomson develops its Latin American business to help operators deploy telephony and television services over IP networks

Paris (France) and Mexico City (Mexico), February 23, 2007 - Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE; TMS) has opened a Latin American competence center in Mexico City for its network software business. Thomson's network software comprises Cirpack voice and SmartVision video service platforms for telecom and cable operators as well as Internet service providers and broadcasters. The new regional offices, under the direction of Hatim Zougari, Latin America Regional Sales Manager of Thomson's network software, will offer full administration, sales and support services, with its own training facilities.

Operators in Central and South America need to increase the capacity of their existing infrastructures and Thomson's voice platform is fully interoperable with both legacy (TDM) and IP networks. Thomson can also help providers to easily add new services such as Fixed-Mobile Convergence and Mobile TV, to give them a competitive advantage.

Jean-Pierre Dumolard, General Manager of Thomson's network software activity, explained "With the demand for fixed line telephony exceeding supply, and the commencement of unbundling legislation, Latin America has become an important market for Thomson's VoIP and Triple play solutions. The advance we have already gained in on this promising market is confirmed by the opening of our new offices in Mexico City and our strong regional experience."

Thomson's voice and video service platforms are now deployed in over 30 countries worldwide, including major deployments in Latin America such as with GlobalNet in Honduras and a three-country project with Americatel.

Thomson will be exhibiting its voice and video solutions at Expocomm Mexico from 27 February to 2 March on stand 928

About Thomson -- World leader in digital video technologies

Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) provides technology, services, and systems & equipment to help its Media & Entertainment clients - content creators, content distributors and users of its technology - realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly changing technology environment. The Group is the preferred partner to the Media & Entertainment Industries through its Technicolor, Grass Valley, RCA, and Thomson brands. For more information: http://www.thomson.net.

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