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John Naylon
CTO and founder at Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL)


John co-founded CBNL in the year 2000 and is responsible for CBNL’s strategic technology direction as well as overseeing the company’s industrial liaison and intellectual property activities. John has been a key figure in CBNL’s growth, deploying backhaul and enterprise access networks in 15 African counties, including for MTN, Vodacom, Neotel and Airtel.

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