Technicolor’s Cirpack Session Border Controller implemented at Multiple Telcos in Europe and Africa

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October 26, 2010
Six million users already connected by this solution

Paris (France), 26 October 2010 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris : TCH ; NYSE : TCH) today announced that it has implemented its Cirpack SBC (Session Border Controller) solution at 14 telcos up to now. This figure demonstrates the ease of integration of the Cirpack SBC into existing telco infrastructures, as well as the performance of its inherent security mechanisms. Depending on the operator’s needs, Cirpack SBC can be proposed as a network element or packaged with the Cirpack SoftSwitch.

The Cirpack SBC solution can be connected to multiple platforms, including core IMS and value-added application servers. It provides access control and border switching on the same standalone platform. PBX connections can be built through it for subscription-based services (Class-5) or for trunking (Class-4).

The addition of the SBC functionality to the Cirpack Softswitch porfolio, a highly regarded VoIP telephony platform in use with more than 100 operators in 35 countries, provides native VoIP peering, allowing highly secure integration between the local switch and IP trunking networks. This minimises the prospect of intrusions and denial of service attacks and provides topology hiding, ensuring secured call control.

“Voice over IP is clearly the way ahead for all telcos, but it depends on being able to hand traffic from one switch to another, either within the telco or from one to another,” said Romain Waller, VoIP & IPTV General Manager, Connect division at Technicolor. “Cirpack SBC is a platform which meets all the practical requirements like the exchange of billing information with excellent security protection, in a high availability, high density format. The key figure of 14 major telcos and 550 000 sessions realized is a clear indication of the strength of our solution.”

Cirpack SBC is available in a number of different packages to meet the specific needs of each operator. This includes a standalone interconnect device Cirpack Access-SBC, Cirpack Border Switch, Cirpack Integrated Signalling SBC (with access and border signalling elements on the same hardware) and Cirpack Integrated Signalling and Media SBC (with access and border signalling and media elements on the same hardware).

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Technicolor is a company listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and NYSE stock exchanges, and this press release contains certain statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed, forecasted or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a more complete list and description of such risks and uncertainties, refer to Technicolor’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and its filings with the French Autorité des marchés financiers.

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Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. Serving motion picture, television, and other media clients, the company is a leading provider of high-end visual effects, animation, and postproduction services. In support of network service providers and broadcasters globally, Technicolor ranks among the worlds’ leading suppliers of digital content delivery services and home access devices, including set-top boxes and gateways. The company also remains a large physical media service provider, being one of the world’s largest film processors and independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs and Blu-ray™ discs.
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