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Thomson Tops xDSL Equipment Market
By: MarkJ - 28 August, 2003 (8:42 AM)

Gartners latest research has found that Thomson came top in the global broadband xDSL modem and equipment market. The group managed to ship 807,000 units worldwide, which equates to a 9.9% overall market share:

Thomson Ranks Number One In Worldwide DSL Modem and Equipment Market

Thomson, a worldwide leader in video technologies, products and services, was rated the number one provider in the DSL customer premise equipment (CPE) market during the second quarter of 2003, according to new research just released by Gartner, Inc., a leading global research firm. Thomson captured 9.9 percent of the market with 807,000 units shipped worldwide.*

"In a tough economic environment, it is quite an achievement to reach this leadership position," said Baudouin de la Tour, Vice President, DSL Business, Thomson. "This validates our broadband strategy and reaffirms that Thomson is a key player in delivering high-speed business and entertainment DSL products."

In a recent reorganisation, Thomson combined all its Telco products and services into a central Telecom business unit. With a common strategic direction the group is more focused on serving the needs of its Telco customers around the world "With our new telecom business team now in place, we anticipate a strong second half as telecommunications companies continue to push DSL as a competitive alternative to cable." said Bruno Fabre, Vice President, Telecom Business Unit, Thomson.

The Thomson range of xDSL products includes USB, Ethernet and wireless modems, routers and gateways. The most recent announcements include the SpeedTouch(tm) 585, an all in one wireless residential gateway; the SpeedTouch* 545, a wireless upgradeable residential Ethernet router, and the SpeedTouch* 670, a business office wireless gateway.

In addition to providing telecom operators with high-speed modems and telephone handsets, Thomson is also a key provider of Telco Video solutions. Thomson's Content and Networks Division, which includes the Telecom business, is a leader in television broadcasting equipment, and is leveraging its expertise to help Telcos deliver video entertainment over their DSL networks. Thomson's innovative DSL 1500 set-top box, in use by Telco's around the globe, allows operators to deliver television entertainment to customers over a DSL connection. Thomson xDSL products are available through telecom partners worldwide.

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