Technicolor and 3M Services to support German operator EWE TEL in migration to IMS

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October 26, 2010
EWE TEL commits to long-term contract for advanced voice and multimedia services over IP

Paris (France) – 26 October 2010 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris : TCH ; NYSE : TCH)  and 3M Services GmbH today announced that they received an order from EWE TEL, one of the biggest regional carriers in Germany. This success was achieved thanks to the co-operation between Technicolor and 3M.

3M Services is a system integrator and partner for full-Service solutions in the telecommunications area. Technicolor manufactured and supplied the Cirpack IMS solution that was selected by EWE TEL, composed of IMS core network, voice application servers, access and interconnection elements.

This deal will enable EWE TEL to bring advanced voice and multimedia services to over 1 million residential and business customers. With the use of the Cirpack IMS scalable solution, the operator will be able to implement the IMS improvements in an evolutionary program, customized to the growing requirements of the Telco. It will also have the option to add a combination of new multimedia services as and when required such as IPTV, video sharing, SMS and MMS.

 “It is clear that IMS is the future technology for IP-based core telecommunications networks, and further it is designed specifically to support advanced functionality including video and fixed-mobile convergence,” said Georges Laplanche, Senior Vice President, Connect Division at Technicolor. “Cirpack is a well proven platform connecting millions of subscribers for operators around the world, and the Cirpack IMS solution, with Session Border Controller, is a practical, secure and highly reliable product.”

“Cirpack not only in the German market is a well proven and established platform. On a worldwide basis more than 100 different operators are using this solution for local area, regional as well as national voice service platform. Besides the stability and security of the Cirpack solution customers appreciate most the practice proven advanced technology being available today.” said Manfred Brandt, General Manager of 3M Services.

In Germany today, 15 local and regional carriers are using the Technicolor Cirpack platform, supporting all market specific technical requirements. With this installed base, Cirpack is the mostly deployed voice platform in this market. With 3M Services a highly experienced multinational integration partner for the Technicolor, Cirpack servers customers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other European countries.

The implementation at EWE TEL in Germany, which already started, will mark the first major deployment of the latest version based on IMS, the IP Multimedia Subsystem.

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About Technicolor
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About 3M Services
3M Services- former Quante Netzwerke - comes with over 20 years experience of delivery and installation of complete networks for public and private network operators
Beside engineering, delivery, setting up and servicing of Next Generation Access, Transport and VoIP/Softswitch Networks, we offer our customers a broad spectrum of services, managed services up to operational management.
Our customers are national and local operating carriers, Citycarriers and utility companies www.3m-services.de

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