Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd (CBNL) was established in the year 2000 when ten engineers from Cambridge University secured private equity funding to develop an innovative solution to the increased demand for mobile communications.
From this vision, CBNL developed its VectaStar platform which established the company as the clear market leader in point to multipoint microwave space. Indeed, VectaStar networks have been deployed by service providers in over 50 countries for mobile backhaul, small cell backhaul, enterprise access and ISP networks. CBNL’s customers include over 100 service providers, including seven of the world’s top ten mobile operators.
In early 2020, driven by the need to meet the evolving challenges of the licensed point to multipoint, fixed wireless access market, CBNL was restructured into two new companies. As a result, Cambridge Broadband Networks Group (CBNG) Ltd and Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited Africa were formed.
CBNG’s aim is to provide reliable, accessible and predictable high capacity mmWave technology, with no ‘hidden extras’, to telcos and WISPs working in the licensed enterprise access, backhaul and residential access spaces around the world.
Additionally, CBNG is a provider of comprehensive turnkey services to support the lifecycle of the network including planning tools, design/implementation, 1/2/3 line support as well as managed services.
Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited Africa, now a separate company, works in direct partnership with CBNG to provide VectaStar products and services directly to customers in the African region from its offices in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.