SOURCE: Thomson

February 02, 2007 04:27 ET

Thomson Provides Orange with a DECT Phone with HD Sound for Wireless Voice over IP

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 2, 2007 -- Thomson Provides Orange with a DECT Phone with HD Sound for Wireless Voice over IP

The Livephone is Part of the Ecosystem of the Livebox, the Pioneering Broadband Residential Gateway Launched by Orange in Europe

Paris, February 1st, 2007 - Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) has been selected by Orange to provide its IP DECT phone with HD Sound. It is the first product embedding high-fidelity sound technology dedicated to the residential market. Available from now in all Orange points of sales in France, the Livephone is a wireless DECT phone that provides superior audio quality for Voice over IP phone calls for an enhanced telephony experience.

The Livephone offered by Orange is specifically targeted at Voice over IP (VoIP) users already equipped with the Livebox residential gateway, also developed by Thomson and of which more than 4 million units have been deployed in Europe by December 31st, 2006.

"HD Sound delivers superior voice quality both compared to regular PSTN and standard IP phone calls. Integrating this feature directly into the handset provided to Orange raises the bar for voice services across the board", explained Bruno Fabre, vice president in charge of Thomson's Premises Systems. "We believe that in 2007, HD Sound will be implemented in 30% of the wireless VoIP devices dedicated to both the residential and enterprise markets."

The launch of this unique new product is in line with Thomson's commitment to offer its network operator and service provider client base innovative IP solutions, enabling them to deploy new services and tap fresh revenue streams, while protecting the investment service providers have made in deployed residential gateways.

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