Founded in 2000, Cambridge Broadband Networks provides wireless communication equipment to telecoms companies around the world. The company has developed a product that is hardy enough to be installed outside. This makes it suitable for use in developing countries where there is less infrastructure and, as a result, half of the company’s customers are in sub-Saharan Africa. The firm is led by chief executive Graham Peal, with £45m backing from the private-equity house Amadeus and others. Its sales have grown 84% a year from £2.3m in 2005 to £14.3m in 2008, when it reported a loss.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank21
CompanyCambridge Broadband Networks
ActivityWireless technology developer
LocationCambridge
Average 3 year sales growth84.40%
Latest sales £000s*14,316
Staff100
Founded2000
Websitewww.cbnl.com

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