Thomson shipped 5.3 million set-top boxes in the first quarter of 2007. The French company said that its Access Products activities showed good growth, particularly in the cable and telecom sector, however the markets served by the Broadcast & Networks division continued to slow as the trend experienced in the final quarter of 2006 continued.
2.1 million satellite set-tops were shipped in the Q1 2007, compared to 2.3m in Q1 2006. However, the slight fall was more than compensated for by the cable sector where the number of boxes shipped doubled to 0.6 million. At the same time 2.6 million access products were shipped to telecom operators, compared to 2 million on 2006.
The telecom products include BT’s Home Hub and the France Telecom Livebox.
Revenues in the Systems division reached €565 million in the first quarter compared to €538 million on 2006.