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CBNL and NEC Europe deliver VectaStar backhaul solutions across Europe

04 March 2008

Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited and NEC Europe collaborate to deliver VectaStar cellular backhaul solutions across 18 growth markets in Europe.

NEC Europe and Cambridge Broadband Networks have signed a cooperation agreement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona which sees NEC adding VectaStar Intelligent Microwave Backhaul Products to its existing portfolio of point-to-point microwave solutions.

This non-exclusive agreement covers 18 growth markets in Central and Eastern Europe including Turkey, Hungary, Ukraine and the Czech Republic.

It is effective immediately.

Graham Peel, Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited CEO comments

"Increasingly, new microwave backhaul networks built in dense urban environments need a PMP solution to be cost effective.

"NEC has accepted that by adding Vectastar to their industry-leading portfolio of point-to-point microwave backhaul products, they can offer their customers the flexibility and fast deployment that rapidly growing markets demand.

"Furthermore, NEC’s recently acquired deployment services business, Linecom, makes for a very attractive partnership.

"We expect the agreement with NEC to add further fuel to our growth and ability to execute in these exciting European markets."

Olof Lindberg, Vice President Worldwide Sales of Cambridge Broadband Networks, said:

"We are delighted to work with NEC, the worldwide leader in microwave solutions, and an ideal partner to work with CBNL to spearhead the growth of PMP solutions across the continent and beyond. By combining Cambridge Broadband Networks’ VectaStar intelligent Microwave PMP microwave solution with the NEC portfolio, we are able to address any microwave backhaul scenario.

"Microwave backhaul is particularly relevant in growth markets such as Central and Eastern Europe with limited cabled infrastructure such as fibre and leased lines."

The partnership covers the following 18 growth markets: Turkey, Belarus, Ukraine, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Serbia, Croatia, Albania, Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Montenegro.

VectaStar, designed and supplied by Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited, is a wireless backhaul product based on industry leading Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) microwave architecture.

Its advanced transmission features are developed specifically to support operators with their current backhaul needs of today, while meeting the challenges of technology convergence and high data rate services of tomorrow.

It is a future-proof backhaul approach for network planners building HSPA and WiMAX networks today and planning the LTE networks of the future.

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