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9 September 2009

Cambridge Broadband Networks named as finalist for prestigious World Communication Awards 2009

Mobile backhaul company shortlisted for ‘Best Technology Foresight’

Cambridge, UK, 9 September 2009 Cambridge Broadband Networks, the point-to-multipoint microwave backhaul specialist, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Best Technology Foresight’ category for the World Communications Award 2009. The award, which is open to operators, service providers, equipment vendors and software providers, will go to the organisation that has shown the greatest foresight in developing or fostering the development of a technology used or able to be used in delivering or receiving communications services via carrier networks.

The World Communication Awards, organised by trade magazine Total Telecom, is widely recognised as one of the most trusted and global industry event of its kind in the communications industry. It recognises companies and individuals responsible for the innovations, achievements and exceptional new services that are helping to build tomorrow’s industry.

Graham Peel, CEO Cambridge Broadband Networks says:

Communications systems play an increasingly crucial role in the growth of the global economy. The World Communications Awards recognises the role the individual companies play in fostering this industry, and to be selected as a finalist for the ‘Best Technology Foresight’ category is indeed an honour, as the competition is as fierce this year as ever before. Our customers are already enjoying the benefit of our innovative thinking, as we work closely with them to develop microwave backhaul solutions to support their evolving networks.

The awards will take place on 25 November 2009, at The London Hilton, on Park Lane. Other awards finalists include BT, Etisalat and Zain.

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About Cambridge Broadband Networks

Cambridge Broadband Networks, a member of the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN), 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.