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Comcast and Thomson Execute Agreement for VoIP Cable Modems for Comcast Digital Voice® Service


Thomson selected by Comcast as supplier

Paris (France) and Philadelphia (United States)- Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced an agreement with Comcast, the leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services in the U.S., to begin purchasing Thomson’s VoIP cable modems (eMTAs modems) to support Comcast’s continued rollout of its Comcast Digital Voice® service. As a long-term supplier of data-only cable modems to Comcast, the agreement strengthens Thomson’s relationship with the leading operator beyond the current provision of pure cable modems.

Comcast will use Thomson’s DHG535 eMTA to connect its customers to both Comcast Digital Voice and Comcast High-Speed Internet through one integrated device.

“As we continue to aggressively deploy Comcast Digital Voice, we’re pleased to expand our supplier portfolio by adding Thomson, who has consistently delivered reliable, cutting-edge devices”, said Peter Kiriacoulacos, Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer for Comcast Cable.

It allows Thomson to further address the worldwide market for eMTAs, which will be worth about 650 M euros this year alone according to market research firm Dell’Oro.

“This new agreement with Comcast strengthens our position as a leader within the cable data and voice industry and reflects Thomson’s commitment to helping drive the worldwide adoption of triple-play broadband services, delivered through enhanced home residential gateways, for all network operators. We are extremely proud to be chosen by Comcast, the largest cable operator in the world”, said Pascal Portelli, Vice President North American Cable, Thomson.


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