John Porter

Founder and CTO at Cambridge Communication Systems

Founder and CTO, Cambridge Communications Systems

John Porter is co-founder and CTO of Cambridge Communications Systems Ltd. After obtaining a degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in 1980, John undertook research in the area of ATM networks under the supervision of Professor Andy Hopper at Cambridge. In 1986 he joined AT&T laboratories 1986 where he established Radio ATM as a viable research area.

John headed the AT&T Radio ATM research group until it was spun out of AT&T as Adaptive Broadband Limited (ABL) in 1998. He joined Adaptive Broadband as a co-founder, Chief Scientist and Director where he was responsible for all technical development of the product. In 2000 he co-founded Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited (CBNL) and served as CTO and board member until 2010. At CBNL John was responsible for the development of all CBNL products. In 2010 John co-founded his current company Cambridge Communication Systems Limited.

While working for both ABL & CBNL John was granted fifteen key patents that represent over 90% of the IPR generated by both companies.