Real estate firm makes plans for FTTB Beirut network with Cisco

20 Feb 2012

Real estate group Solidere is planning to provide businesses and residential premises in Beirut’s central district with a fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) triple-play network offering 100Mbps broadband internet access and IPTV. With parts of the direct fibre network already in place, the full potential of FTTB can now begin to be realised thanks to Lebanon’s recent upgrades to international and domestic internet connections, according to a report by The Daily Star which quotes speakers at a launch ceremony for the project, titled ‘Smart Connected Life in the Beirut Central District’. Cisco Systems is a technology partner in the project. The report adds that the Lebanese government issued a decree in 1998 allowing Solidere, a private development company responsible for the reconstruction of Beirut’s city centre, to establish an independent internet network.

Lebanon, Cisco Systems