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Strategic partners and alliances

Cambridge Broadband networks is proud to be associated with the following companies and organisations

Gateway Communications

Gateway will use Cambridge Broadband Networks’ industry-leading VectaStar II platform to provision 130 hubs and 5000 terminal stations that will deliver mobile broadband connections across Nigeria.

Gateway’s core infrastructure connects over 580 million people, across more than 40 African countries and includes over 50 satellite transponders over Africa, 24 dedicated teleports throughout Africa, and access to multiple sub-sea cable landing ports around the African continent. Gateway Communications is recognised for setting the standards for tomorrow’s communications. Gateway Communications is wholly owned by Vodacom Group Limited, which is listed on the JSE Limited under the symbol VOD.

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A leading global manufacturer and service provider of telecommunication, computer and electronic devices, NEC has devoted more than 100 years of technological innovation to providing its customers with solutions of genuine value through innovative technologies for everyday use, as expressed in its slogan “Empowered by Innovation”.

Their solutions include network systems and equipment for photonic IP solutions, ATM solutions, mobile communications, digital broadcasting, and related software and services. Broadband solutions include network solutions and products for broadband networks.

NEC Hungary (a branch office of NEC Europe Ltd) is partnering with Cambridge Broadband Networks to offer VectaStar PMP as part of their portfolio of Access and Backhaul products within the EE Region. Supported directly out of their Hungarian offices, NEC is able to offer direct support and network design expertise for VectaStar along with their other products.

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Next Generation Mobile Network NGMN

The Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance currently consists of 53 world leading global network operators, technology vendors and universities. The network operators represent more than half of all mobile phone users worldwide and technology vendors represent more than 90 percent of implemented mobile wireless infrastructure.

The key objective of the Alliance is to provide a platform for innovation for mobile broadband communications that enables an exceptional mobile user experience – cost-effective and user-friendly services and a range of end user devices like mobile phones and embedded mobile devices for laptops, consumer electronics, game consoles, etc.

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Cambridge Broadband Networks has selected Benchmark Electronics, Inc. as its strategic manufacturing partner. Benchmark provides electronics manufacturing, design and engineering services to original equipment manufacturers of telecommunication equipment, computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment, and testing and instrumentation products. Ranked as a top 10 EMS supplier by iSuppli, Benchmark provides world-class electronics manufacturing services to Cambridge Broadband Networks enabling it to expand production for its VectaStar product portfolio.

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