Fibre-to-the-home developer plans multinational broadband infrastructure

8 May 2002 -- A start-up Multiple System Operator (MSO), based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, says it will revolutionise the CATV, Internet and communications industries with a high-bandwidth approach to fibre-to-the home (FTTH).

May 8th, 2002

"Cable TV to become obsolete"

8 May 2002 -- LBDC International, a start-up Multiple System Operator (MSO), based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, says it will revolutionise the CATV, Internet and communications industries with a high-bandwidth approach to fibre-to-the home (FTTH). LBDC says it will boost broadband services over its infrastructures, including: real video on demand; "hundreds" of digital TV and radio channels; and a layer of interactive services such as always-on Internet access.

Following more than two years of research and business development, LBDC will officially announce its plans on Tuesday 21 May, in the City Theater (Bibliotheektheater) of Rotterdam, Netherlands. LBDC executives will present strategies, technologies, and business case.

The company's presentation will be coupled with an open debate. The main focus of this "European Last-mile & Broadband Infrastructures Debate" will be on broadband technologies and infrastructures such as CATV, xDSL, Digital Terrestrial, Satellite and FTTH. Representatives of interested industries will be given the opportunity to join the discussion.

Neal Lachman, president and CEO of LBDC International, says, "In the near future there will be a huge need for reliable transmission of broadband services and data traffic. People are steadily developing the need for working at this rate as well as for entertainment via true broadband services, but they are stuck with Cable and DSL. FTTH will be the superior alternative for them.

"Our connection to the home will makes Cable-TV and DSL systems obsolete because their capacity is just a fraction of what FTTH can deliver. Fibre-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."

LBDC International's Fibre-To-The-Home revolution is one of a kind, the company claims. Gregory Nemitz, Chief Technical Officer, LBDC International, says, "We have chosen to focus mainly on spectrum license-free laser optic solutions for the last mile. Our in-building solution is based on multi-mode or single-mode fibre cables to the home. This gives us the benefit of being able to transmit same bandwidth bit rates as over fibre optics without the limitations of the bureaucracies and huge fundraising efforts. We chose for laser-optic solutions for the last-mile for overcoming any potential delays in the network implementation."

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