May 7, 2002--LBDC International (http://www.fiberbroadband.com), a startup multiple system operator (MSO), plans to build high-bandwidth fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and free-space optics infrastructures. The company will use the networks to deliver such broadband services video-on-demand; digital TV and Radio along with a layer of interactive services and applications; TV-over-IP; videophone; videoconferencing; VoIP services; always-on Internet access with symmetrical speeds of 10 to 100 Mbits/sec; and low-cost carrier class telephony services.
LBDC will officially announce its plans on Tuesday, May 21, in the City Theater (Bibliotheektheater) of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
"In the very near future there will be a huge need for reliable transmission of broadband services and data traffic. The people are steadily developing the need of working as well as entertainment with true broadband services, but they are stuck with Cable and DSL. Now FTTH will be the superior alternative for them," said Neal S. Lachman, president and CEO of LBDC International. "Our connection to the home makes cable-TV and DSL systems obsolete because their capacity is just a fraction of what FTTH can deliver. Fiber optics is by far superior to coax and telephone copper wire, in quality terms as well as in quantity of bandwidth and speed of delivery of services."
"We have worked for more than two years on this project and included the latest cutting-edge proven technologies into LBDC's overall infrastructure," said Gregory Nemitz, CTO at LBDC. "Because building an end-to-end fiber-optic-based infrastructure is a time-consuming and capital-intensive project, along with the political and organizational hassles of licenses, permits, and planning, we have chosen to focus mainly on spectrum license-free laser optic solutions for the last mile. Our in-building solution is based on multimode or singlemode fiber cables to the home-units. This gives us the benefit of being able to transmit the same bandwidth bit rates as over fiber optics without the limitations of the bureaucracies and huge fundraising efforts."