Technicolor Wins Contracts for Softswitches from Three Major Regional Italian Telcos & ISPs

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October 26, 2010
BKCom, and Telematic Services Intred selected Cirpack for VoIP services

Paris (France), October 26, 2010 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris : TCH ; NYSE : TCH) today announced it has won contracts from three leading regional Italian telcos/ISPs in Italy for the innovative Cirpack softswitch. The three telco and ISP service providers – BKCom in Rome, Intred in Lombardia and Telematic in Piemonte – will roll out comprehensive Voice over IP services to subscribers, fully integrated with the national Telecom Italia backbone. Technicolor is implementing these new services in association with Italian telecoms specialist consultancy Connecting Project.

BKCom started life as a software business, and is now adding full telecommunications service provision in the Rome area. It is launching this new offering with the Cirpack softswitch from Technicolor, aimed at both business and residential subscribers. Cirpack supports all advanced signalling and connectivity protocols including TDM, MGCP and SIP for maximum flexibility.

Intred is one of the largest ISPs in the Lombardia region, the heart of Italy’s business and commercial activities. Its core business consists of providing voice and data services to the enterprise market, and Cirpack’s ability to add centrex services to class 4 and class 5 telephony, with session border control for interworking with other VoIP carriers, is a significant advantage to Intred.

Telematic Services is the most important ISP in the adjoining Piemonte region around Torino. Again, the ability to deliver class 5 as well as class 4 services was a critical factor in selecting Technicolor Cirpack. Implementation of the new switch is already underway at Telematic Services.

“These orders are a huge confirmation of the successful technical direction of Cirpack,” said Romain Waller, VoIP & IPTV General Manager, Connect division at Technicolor. “Our Cirpack Local Exchange Node is a very high density switch, supporting the functionality required for both residential and enterprise users, and with secure border control for connection to national networks and other VoIP services. That makes it ideal for telcos and ISPs, such as BKCom, Intred and Telematic Services, who are keen to rapidly grow their customer base, and we are delighted to be working with them.”

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