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Thomson launches three new broadband gateways

Thomson Empowers Telecom Operators To Provide Never-Before Services and Features to Business and Consumer Customers

(PresseBox) (Paris & Berlin, ) At the Broadband World Forum, Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) will launch new broadband gateways that will allow telecom operators to provide more diverse and faster services to both their consumer and business customers.
To enable telecom operators to serve their consumer customers with the best possible broadband experience, Thomson will unveil two unique gateway product lines: the MediaCenterGateway and the TG797n.
For telecom operators wanting to deliver service to their business customers, Thomson will introduce another new gateway, the TG628, the first product in a new range of advanced broadband gateways for business DSL deployments.

“These advanced broadband gateway offerings from Thomson now allow telecom operators to deliver on the promise of broadband efficiencies and entertainment possibilities to both the consumer and business,” said Bruno Fabre, Vice President, Premises Systems at Thomson. “Each of these gateways that we are showing for the first time at the Broadband World Forum is not only easy for operators to deploy and manage, but simple for end users to operate.”

Thomson for Telecom Consumer Customers: 2 new gateways

The first home media hub integrated in a DSL gateway to enter the market , Thomson’s MediaCenterGateway will support the delivery of advanced voice and video services and enable telecom operators to offer their customers a complete entertainment and communications hub for the home.

This home entertainment center provides broadband access and VoIP services supporting up to fifteen dedicated telephone numbers and up to five wireless phones simultaneously. The MediaCenterGateway’s multimedia applications enable the sharing of content to and from the integrated hard disk or PC to all WiFi and Ethernet connected devices, such as televisions, DECT handsets, PCs, or even an MP3 player. The portable THOMSON WiFi Tablet is designed to deliver IPTV services throughout the home.

The TG797n is capable of supporting the wireless streaming of high-definition video throughout the home, while enabling telecom operators to deliver the next generation of entertainment and Internet services to their customers. It can be associated up to fifteen dedicated telephone numbers via voice over IP, and up to five wireless phones simultaneously. The TG797n also enables new services such as simplified access to useful information and Internet music.

Thomson for Telecom Business Customers

The TG628 is gateway which allows operators to offer a full 10 Mbps two-way Ethernet service over the copper wiring that dominates the last-mile of telecom networks across Europe. The new range of gateways will enable operators to cost-effectively deliver a comprehensive range of cutting-edge managed services . The TG628 offers telecoms an alternative to deploying fibre connections to businesses for high-bandwidth services.

With over 40 million broadband modems and gateways deployed worldwide, Thomson confirms its key-role on this rapidly growing market.
Recently, U.S. satellite operator DIRECTV choose our jointly-developed triple-play multi-family housing solution. U.S. cable operator Comcast selected our VoIP digital voice and high-speed Internet cable modems and French mobile operator SFR is using our comprehensive Cirpack VoIP softswitch broadband solution to manage primary fixed VOIP line telephony services.

THOMSON TPS /Technicolor

About Thomson — World leader in digital video technologies
Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) provides technology, services, and systems 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:

About the Broadband World Forum Europe
The Broadband World Forum Europe conference and exhibition has grown significantly since its début in 2001, offering a wide range of information and communication technologies topics under the large umbrella of broadband. This year's World Forum features more than 260 industry leaders speaking in more than 50 keynote addresses, plenary panels, and workshops, complemented by more than 110 top vendors from around the globe displaying the latest products and services in broadband technology. Additional featured programming includes the co-located Broadband Content Forum and the InfoVision Awards. With the support of Official Host Sponsor Deutsche Telekom AG, the IEC expects to draw more than 7,500 from more than 120 countries to the Estrel Convention Center this 8-11 October 2007. For full information, visit