Thomson's Quad Play Technologies Win IEC's InfoVision Awards for Second Year in a Row

Thomson's network core innovations and advances are a winner at BroadBand World Forum

Paris October 10, 2006 - Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE; TMS) was today presented with the InfoVision Award 2006 for Network Core Innovations and Advances by the International Engineering Consortium (IEC), during Broadband World Forum Europe in Paris.

The IEC's InfoVision Awards are selected from several hundred submissions by an independent panel of judges, all industry experts from the telecoms sector. The prestigious awards recognize corporations and individuals for innovative contributions judged to be significant developments for businesses and consumers alike.

Thomson received the InfoVision Award 2006 in the Network Core Innovation and Advances category for its Quadruple Play Core Networks, a solution designed to help telecom service providers quickly deploy and easily manage a full range of innovative features combining advanced voice and video services with mobility.

Jean-Pierre Dumolard, General Manager Thomson's Network Intelligence Solutions, commented "Thomson's Cirpack and SmartVision technologies provide a complete and scaleable infrastructure designed to give service providers everything they need to rapidly deliver unique features - with the added attraction of mobility! Thomson is dedicated to help telecom operators enhance their business models with multiple play services. The InfoVision Award is a great recognition for the technological advances we have achieved and is especially gratifying for Thomson's research and development teams."

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high technology industries and their university communities. Since 1944, the IEC has provided high-quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students. Further details on the IEC can be found under

Thomson are currently market leaders in Europe for IPTV middleware according to Multimedia Research Group's September 2006 IPTV Market Leader Report and world wide market leaders in Voice over Broadband residential telephony according to the latest report by analysts iLocus.

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:

Thomson's VoIP and IPTV service delivery platforms enable telecom operators to deploy broadband telephony, IPTV, IP Centrex, Triple Play and Fixed-Mobile Convergence services quickly and easily, with a seamless migration path to IMS/TISPAN architecture. Thomson's CIRPACK softswitches have already been used to deploy over 4 million subscriber VoIP lines and are currently world leaders on the Voice over Broadband residential market, delivering primary line telephony services on a large scale. Thomson's SmartVision IPTV platforms offer rich video services over fixed and mobile networks. Both are closely integrated with Thomson's wide range of digital set-top boxes, phones, broadband modems and gateways for the easy delivery of unique user experiences. With over 100 telco, broadcaster and internet service provider customers in 35 countries, Thomson's network intelligence solutions are at the heart of next generation networks worldwide. For more information, please visit and

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