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  1. 1. Press release Thomson Selected by Eastern Europe Internet Service Providers for Triple-Play Rollout and Voice over IP Cirpack softswitches behind deployment of Triple-Play Services by, major Slovenian Internet Service Provider Iskon Internet Uses Thomson’s Voice Switching Platforms for Deployment of Broadband Telephony in Croatia Paris, January 31, 2006—Thomson (Euronext 18453 ; NYSE : TMS) has been chosen by, a subsidiary of the national operator Telekom Slovenije, for the deployment of its Cirpack softswitches to support the delivery of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services to its customers throughout the country. At the same time, Cirpack softswitches have also been chosen by Iskon Internet, one of Croatia’s premier internet operators, for the rollout of broadband telephony services to its customer base. These agreements fit Thomson’s strategic objectives both of broadening its client base and consolidating its leadership in the provision of cutting-edge IP devices and solutions. - Thomson Technology Behind Delivery of Feature-Rich VoIP Services in Croatia Capitalising on the opportunities presented by the modernisation of Croatia’s network, Iskon Internet is transitioning itself into a full service IP multimedia provider. With the help of Thomson’s Cirpack softswitches, the company will shortly be offering its subscribers carrier grade Voice over IP telephony with a full range of value added features. Iskon Internet’s mission is to provide integrated telecommunications solutions over broadband to both residential and business customers. Cirpack softswitches were chosen on the basis of their meeting Iskon’s expectations by offering the best of both worlds through legacy and VoIP capabilities. - Thomson Technology Behind Transition to Triple-Play Infrastructure Spurred by major economic growth and membership of an enlarged European Union, many Central and Eastern European countries are currently undergoing a period of intense telecom infrastructure modernisation. One of the largest Internet Service Providers in Central and Eastern Europe, SiOL has entrusted the design and integration of its voice
  2. 2. switching platform to Thomson and IBM in support of its strategy to likewise move seamlessly and rapidly onto the triple-play market. As part of a national telecoms operator, SiOL has strategically chosen to work with companies that can assure high quality, reliable, IP Multimedia Subsystems. Cirpack’s softswitch enables SiOL to deliver all the phone services people have come to expect from an incumbent operator and give them a competitive advantage in the ISP market - by supporting the development of the new triple-play services including feature-rich VoIP services but with significantly lower investment and operational overheads. Softswitch refers to the software platform responsible for controlling call processes in the network, as well as managing remotely access devices and service applications About Thomson — Partner To the Media & Entertainment Industries Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) provides services, systems and technology 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 Access Platforms and Gateways and Cirpack (AP&G) activity, part of the company’s systems and equipment division, is a leading supplier of digital entertainment receivers to the world’s major satellite and terrestrial broadcasters, cable operators and telecom service providers. It offers a full range of digital set-top boxes, phones, broadband modems and gateways with modular VoIP, IPTV and wireless capabilities. Through its Next Generation Networks business unit, Cirpack, it is also one of the leading suppliers of softswitch solutions to migrate telecom infrastructures to NGN (Next Generation Networks) and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) enabling massive deployments of broadband telephony and IP Centrex, for instance. Products are marketed under the RCA, THOMSON, SpeedTouch and CIRPACK brands. You can find more information on AP&G’s products at and About SiOL.Net SiOL is the leading commercial Internet service provider in Slovenia, which begun to offer its services in 1996 as a business unit of Telekom Slovenia. In 1999 SiOL became an independent company whose 100% owner is Telekom Slovenia. SiOL offers high quality solutions for the Internet with its mission to connect people through the Internet and by doing so bridge the gaps that some time ago seemed insurmountable. SiOL's aim is to constantly upgrade and develop services to enhance the quality of users' lifestyles. In the last few years, SiOL has upgraded its offer as an Internet provider with multimedia service and will further develop and upgrade all the elements of the "triple play" strategy based on the IP protocol. About Iskon Internet Iskon Internet is the largest alternative provider of advanced telecommunications and internet services in Croatia with recognisable brand name and national coverage. Over 10,000 companies and 100,000 private customers are using Iskon’s services, and Iskon web portal ( is visited by 165,000 unique visitors on a daily basis. Iskon employs 170 experts of all profiles. Press Relations Martine Esquirou +33 1 41 86 58 51 Julie Dardelet +33 1 41 86 65 24 Marie-Vincente Pasdeloup +33 1 41 86 61 13 Joanna Pays (Cirpack -NGN) + 33 1 41 44 38 18 Brenda Clery +33 6 83 30 57 57 Jasmine Khounnala +33 6 03 81 48 56 Investor Relations Séverine Camp +33 1 41 86 57 23 Marie Boidot +33 1 41 86 51 00 Laurent Sfaxi +33 1 41 86 58 83