Leading Mexican Cable Operator Cablecom to Launch Primary Line Telephony with Thomson's VoIP Platforms
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Press release date: December 10, 2007
Thomson's VoIP platforms gain first cable operator client in Latin America
Paris, France, 10 December, 2007 - Thomson's (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) Cirpack VoIP platform has been selected by Cablecom, a leading Mexican cable operator, to launch primary line telephony in December 2007 as part of its new triple play offer.
Cablecom, who currently supply TV and Internet services to both residential and business markets have purchased Thomson's full next-generation networks platforms including "IP Centrex" for business telephony services.
Cablecom is undergoing rapid expansion of its customer base and already has around 600,000 connected customers. Since the beginning of 2007, it has acquired more than 20 other cable operators to consolidate the Mexican market and build an alternative solution to traditional telephony offers. In this context, Cablecom needed a scaleable platform to optimise management of its multiple networks.
"We needed a solution to quickly launch primary line telephony to complete our triple play package" said Eduardo Rodriguez Torres, CTO of Cablecom Telephony. "We found that Thomson's VoIP platform was the only one on the market capable of matching our expectations in terms of features, reliability and easy of deployment. We have acquired many other cable operator companies and scalability is a key requirement for us. With Thomson's platform, increasing user capacity and adding new services can be done quickly and transparently, without disruption. Added to this, the Thomson VoIP platform is a field proven solution both in Latin America and with cable operators."
"Triple-play is becoming a powerful consumer draw for cable operators around the world as they expand their offerings to include IP telephony and data" said Jacques Dunogue, Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the Systems Division for Thomson. "We are delighted to have been selected by Cablecom to deploy this service in Mexico."
According to analysts IMS Research, there are currently over 104 million households in the Latin American region connected by cable and the growth of these connections migrating to digital cable is rapidly growing at an average of 25% a year. This opens the door for cable operators to offer a full range of triple play services including primary line telephony and video on demand.
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Cablecom is a Multiple System Operator ("MSO") based in Mexico City serving 66 communities, located in 13 states throughout Mexico. A leading cable operator, Cablecom is the 4th largest cable provider in Mexico. The company is at the forefront of technological innovations and currently provides customers with basic and premium video services as well as data and Internet broadband access.
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