Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), the next-generation microwave network company, has today (23 July 2013) announced the appointment of Dr David Purle as senior vice president, research and development.
The company said his appointment underlines CBNL’s focus on developing technologically advanced and highly efficient backhaul solutions and coincides with the company’s global expansion.
Dr David Purle has more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector, spanning research and development, wireless design and product development. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Wireless Engineering at Mindspeed Technologies, having transitioned from the same role before the acquisition of Picochip. His background includes technical and engineering management roles at Powerwave UK, Toracomm and HP and he holds a PhD in Mobile Communications from the University of Bristol.
Lionel Chmilewsky, chief executive officer, CBNL, said: “I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Dr David Purle as senior vice president of research and development at CBNL. David holds a wealth of technology experience which will be invaluable in driving the development of CBNL’s VectaStar portfolio.
“Increased 3G, 4G, LTE and small cell deployments demand carrier-class backhaul solutions to manage data efficiently and lower costs. It’s these very reasons that VectaStar has become an established backhaul solution for many of the world’s largest operators and I look forward to David playing a key role in strengthening its global market leading position.”
Purle said: “I’m thrilled to be joining CBNL, a company with first class technology and known for innovation in the telecommunication industry. I am excited to have the remit to maintain our leadership and work with a talented team which will drive the development of our products and technology to capitalise on the huge opportunity of next generation networks. I look forward to being part of CBNL’s continued success.”
The company said that today’s announcement builds on a successful 2013 where CBNL has expanded operations to serve customers across 38 countries and has recently been appointed the Chair of the Backhaul Group of the Small Cell Forum, which it cited as further proof of the company’s commitment to next generation networks.