Nov 20th 2012

Cambridge Broadband Networks appoints Lionel Chmilewsky as Chief Executive Officer

Cambridge, UK, 15 November 2012: Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited (CBNL), the leading next-generation microwave network company, has today announced the appointment of Lionel Chmilewsky as Chief Executive Officer. His appointment marks the next phase of CBNL’s significant growth and expansion into new global markets.

Lionel Chmilewsky has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector and been part of the wireless industry since the early 1990s. Most recently, he was CEO of Comverse IP Communications and Senior Vice President of Comverse Inc. Before that, he was Executive Vice-President of Proxim Wireless. His background includes general management and senior sales roles at Alcatel, JDS Uniphase, EXFO and Fairchild in the US. Mr Chmilewsky is a French national and has a MBA from the Rouen Business School.

Lionel Chmilewsky said: “I am excited to join CBNL, a company known for innovation in the telecommunication industry for more than ten years. The company has achieved an extensive customer base that spans 36 countries and covers more than 50 Communication Service Providers, with clients including seven of the top ten mobile operators. With its established technology background and products, I can only look forward to our continued success.”

Teresa Vega, Chairman of CBNL said, “I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Lionel Chmilewsky as CEO of CBNL. Lionel holds a wealth of international management experience that will be invaluable in continuing our growth and addressing the many market opportunities of next generation networks.”

The company has recently been appointed the Vice Chair of the Backhaul Group of the Small Cell Forum, and its VectaStar platform has been deployed as a key backhaul element of a commercial small cell Wi-Fi network in central London, further proof of the company’s commitment to next generation networks.

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About Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited

Pioneering the development and deployment of next generation microwave transmission equipment since 2000, Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited (CBNL) is the global leader in carrier-class, high-capacity point-to-multipoint microwave access and backhaul solutions. With customers in 36 countries, including seven of the top ten global mobile operators, CBNL’s VectaStar platform is deployed by more operators, in more markets, than any other multipoint solution. By reducing the number of radios required for each network deployment, VectaStar provides both capital and operational savings. Coupled with its industry leading statistical multiplexing technology for dynamically and efficiently managing spectral resource, the platform can reduce backhaul costs by up to 50%.

Privately-held, CBNL has headquarters in Cambridge, UK, with offices in Nigeria and South Africa and manufacturing facilities in China.