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4 November 2008

Cambridge Broadband Networks to Join NGMN Alliance

Cambridge, UK, 4 November 2008: Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited announced today that it is the first backhaul-focused technology vendor to join the Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance (NGMN). The NGMN Alliance (www.NGMN.org) is a group of world leading operators such as AT&T, China Mobile, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone as well as technology vendors including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Siemens Networks.

This new partnership combines the knowledge of NGMN’s partners with Cambridge Broadband Network’s expertise in traffic optimisation and PMP microwave backhaul architecture, thereby furthering the group’s capabilities to work effectively towards providing better next generation mobile broadband services.

Cambridge Broadband Networks’ CEO, Graham Peel comments:

We are delighted to be joining the NGMN. We feel that adding our unique backhaul technology and experience to the NGMN Alliance will both compliment and strengthen the Alliance’s goal to ensure effective end-to-end backhaul performance throughout mobile broadband networks.

Cambridge Broadband Networks is the leading supplier of point-to-multipoint (PMP) packet microwave backhaul network solutions, designed to provide flexible backhaul to mobile broadband network operators. Cambridge Broadband Networks’ solutions enable mobile network operators to roll-out high performance mobile broadband networks quickly at less cost than many alternatives.

Dr. Peter Meissner, Operating Officer of NGMN, welcomed Cambridge Broadband Networks as an NGMN sponsor.

To ensure that next generation networks deliver a quality experience to customers, backhaul networks need to be carefully designed to respond to traffic requirements while providing cost-efficient, flexible and easy-to-operate solutions for the operators. NGMN is glad to have Cambridge Broadband Networks on board to help us to achieve our challenging objectives and to make the vision of NGMN a reality.

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About Cambridge Broadband Networks

Cambridge Broadband Networks provides telecommunications operators with carrier-class wireless Point-to-Multipoint transmission equipment. The company’s unique approach to backhaul means that its technology provides operators with a highly compelling business case, reducing backhaul costs by up to 60%.

To date, Cambridge Broadband Networks products have been commercially deployed and technically proven in more than 30 countries, and the company continues to expand into new geographical markets as wireless networks become more widespread throughout the world. Privately-held, Cambridge Broadband Networks has headquarters in Cambridge, UK, with offices in Malaysia and South Africa and manufacturing facilities in China and the UK.

About the NGMN Alliance

The Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) (www.ngmn.org) 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. The NGMN White Paper summarises the vision for mobile broadband communications and includes common operator recommendations as well as requirements for the standards for the next generation of mobile broadband networks, devices and services.

For more media information form the NGMN, please contact Marie-Luise Müller

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