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  • Size: 100-999 Employees

Established in 2000, CBNL is the market-leader in licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP) microwave and millimetre wave solutions. CBNL’s carrier-grade VectaStar® platform is deployed by over 100 communications providers for a range of applications, including backhaul (macro and small cell), enterprise access, smart city connectivity, broadcast and residential broadband. VectaStar is commercially deployed across more than 50 countries and is an established network technology with the world’s leading service providers, including seven of the top ten largest mobile operator groups. VectaStar offers up to 1.2Gbps per sector and up to 14.4Gbps per hub site. Offering greater spectral efficiency, faster deployment times and total cost of ownership savings of up to 50 percent compared to alternative carrier grade technologies, VectaStar offers a leading business case to scale network capacities and meet the industry’s growing demand for data. Privately-held, CBNL has headquarters in Cambridge, UK, with offices in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. For more information visit 




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CBNL Key Contacts
  • John Naylon

    John Naylon is the CTO of millimetre-wave FWA specialists CBNL, and one of the founders of the company. He is responsible for CBNL’s strategic technology direction, industrial liaison and intellectual property activities. John has been a key figure in CBNL’s growth, deploying backhaul, pre-5G fixed wireless and smart city networks across 50+ countries for the world's leading operator groups, including Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica.

    Before starting CBNL, John co-founded the pioneering wireless company Adaptive Broadband and held a research position at AT&T Laboratories. John has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge and over 20 years’ experience designing cutting edge wireless technology.

  • Helen Simpson