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27 January, 2006 - 08:36 By Staff Reporter

Former UbiNetics boss heads Cambridge Broadband

Bjorn Krylander, who steered 3G technology company UbiNetics to global renown and a lucrative acquisition by CSR, is the new CEO at Cambridge Broadband.The Cambridge company has moved swiftly to appoint the successor to Peter Wharton and chairman Dr Hermann Hauser is confident the business will continue its progress globally.

Before UbiNetics, Krylander held a number of positions in the Ericsson Group and he brings expertise in both the mobile cellular and broadband access markets.

Dr Hauser, who is also co-founder of the company's investor Amadeus Capital, said: “Bjorn Krylander has an impressive track record of building telecommunications businesses in the past decade.

“He has spent his career in the wireless industry and understands the market we are addressing, particularly the needs of cellular operators, one of our key customer segments.”

Krylander added: “The cellular market is in a period of transition, particularly as networks move from 2G to 3G.

“Cambridge Broadband's VectaStar technology is very exciting and the company has already begun to establish itself as the transmission network provider of choice for cellular operators in a variety of countries.”

Krylander was CEO of UbiNetics for four years until its sale to CSR last August. At Ericsson, his roles included VP TDMA and CDMA Mobile Phones in the US and VP and general manager of the company's home communications business unit. A Swedish national, Krylander holds a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from Lund University.

Cambridge Broadband has pioneered the development of carrier-class, point-to-multipoint broadband wireless access equipment. The company is focused on delivering high quality multi-service networks to network operators with the best price-performance in the licensed bands worldwide.

Cambridge Broadband was formed in January 2000 by an experienced team with a strong record of successful innovation in broadband wireless design.

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