LONDON Cambridge Broadband has appointed Bjorn Krylander as its Chief Executive Officer. He was previously at UbiNetics and also held a number of positions in the Ericsson Group. He brings expertise in both the mobile cellular and broadband access markets.
Hermann Hauser, Cambridge Broadband's Chairman and 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. I look forward to this next phase of company growth, and I am fortunate to be backed up by an extremely experienced and successful team.”
Krylander was CEO of UbiNetics Limited for four years until its sale in August 2005, following the successful divestment of the company's Test and Measurement group in May 2005. At Ericsson he held a number of positions including Vice President TDMA and CDMA Mobile Phones in the U.S. and culminating as Vice President and General Manager of the company's Home Communications Business Unit.
Krylander replaces Peter Wharton who is leaving the company after six years as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Wharton established Cambridge Broadband together with its core engineering team in January 2000, since then the company has won various industry awards, including the Sunday Times 'Tech Track' award for the U.K. technology company with the fastest growing revenues between 2001 and 2003.
The company recently closed its fourth financing round totalling $9.0 million.