About Us

Hybrid Access Technologies is a leading provider of multi-link connectivity solutions that brings together multiple types of network connections and blends them into an efficient and more powerful virtual pipe. The unique thin-client CPE-agnostic technology and Cloud-Agnostic and auto-scaling back-end is optimally architected for mass-market and short TTM applications (retrofitting existing install-base) for Residential, SMB, Smartphones and IoT applications.


CSPs are in a constant race to invest and expand both their Fixed and their Wireless connectivity capacities and reach simultaneously and in a constant competition to provide better services to the mass-market. Hybrid Access uniquely enables them to provide more bandwidth, always-on connectivity and application-aware and link-aware optimal steering while optimally leveraging all their existing assets and with very short TTM.

The company was founded in 2003 by CEO, Paul Evans, and has a wide range of customers including Vodafone, BT, KCOM, Liberty Global and Hughes Networks. Our experienced Management Team and Board of Directors have decades of experience in telecoms, broadband and marketing.


The company’s Hybrid Thin-Client is installed on over 5M installed devices and has been successfully ported to a wide range of CPEs form a wide range of CPE manufacturers and chipset SOCs therein.


Many Sites might benefit from Multiple Access Links

  • Site Types – residential, enterprise, IOT

  • Link types - broadband, Leased lines, 4G/5G, SATCOM, FWA, FTTP

  • Different regional availability, prices and performance

SD-WAN Thin Client Technology makes this possible

  • Affordably

  • Simply

  • Ubiquitously

Realizing the value requires gateways to enable

  • SD-WAN

  • Link bonding and aggregation

  •  App/Link aware priority steering

  • Inter-site traffic encryption

Potential value of multiple links

  •  SD-WAN

  •  More peak bandwidth

  • (UL and DL)

  •  Always-On availability

  • Reduced cost of average Mbps

  • Best match of applications to link characteristics


Board of Directors 

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    Edric Ackland-Snow


    Ric is an executive with leadership experience working with startup companies, making him an invaluable source of advice to new emerging businesses.

    His career includes 14 years at IBM UK and Canada, where he held senior positions in International Procurement, Product Development and Marketing.

    Ric is the “Entrepreneur in Residence” and investment committee member at Create Ventures, a boutique Venture Capital company based in Cambridge, investing in businesses with high growth potential. He is a mentor and advisor to X- sector early stage companies and is a business angel investor. His background as a software and systems application specialist has been instrumental to his success in setting up a number of businesses, including UK Direct Insurance for AIG Corp, the UK special Insurance facility for Aon Corp, and ASA Insurance.

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    Paul Evans

    CEO & Founder

    Paul is a communications software specialist whose career has included development roles at BT Labs where he led the Internet Infrastructure Lab (IIL) and was CTO of a BT spinoff company. He founded Sharedband in August 2003 with the objective of finding new ways of efficiently delivering content across the Internet.

    Paul, a former member of the UK Government’s Parliamentary IT’s Programme Committee (PITCOM), has also provided consultancy to a number of companies and has been an investment manager at a UK leading technology investor.


    He holds a degree from Aston University and is the author of a number of patents.

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    Marek Gumienny

    Non-Executive Director

    After leaving Warwick University with a degree in Pure Mathematics, Marek qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse prior to joining Candover at the end of 1986.


    Over the next 25 years, he led over 30 deals with an aggregate value of over £8bn. He has operated in a wide range of sectors including insurance and financial services, energy, leisure, support services and industrials. He retired as Chairman of Candover/Arle Capital partners at the end of 2011.

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    Dr Peter Radley

    Non-Executive Director

    Peter has over thirty years of experience in telecommunications holding senior level positions at Industry-leading companies. His most recent position was as CEO of Alcatel UK. A technology innovations leader and manager, Peter ran the laboratories that invented ADSL.


    He has worked with the pioneering teams involved in Optical Communications, Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and Broadband, and during his tenure at the world leading ITT Laboratory, STL Technologies, and Alcatel. While at Alcatel, and prior to becoming the CEO and Chairman of Alcatel UK, Peter held the position of Global Director of Marketing and Business Development, and CTO and President – Mobile Communications.

    Peter has been a key player with UK Government organizations promoting the rollout of Broadband.

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    John Yeomans 

    Non-Executive Director

    John is a director and investor in a portfolio of growth technology businesses, ranging from internet advertising software to numerical search. He is also a director of FirstCapital, which raises finance for and sells technology companies. He has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications sector as an engineer, marketeer and consultant. In his early career he set the UK Government’s telecommunications strategy, and was director of a successful venture-backed MBO. He gained marketing and sales experience at Mitel, then a fast growth New York-listed telecom company.

    As Strategy Consultant at KPMG, his clients included BT, C&W, Hughes, Oftel, Verizon and Vodafone. At HSBC he was Managing Director and Global Head of Telecom, Media and Technology Corporate Finance, and ran M&A and IPO deals worth over $40bn for clients such as Hutchison, Telenor, NTT DoCoMo, MTNL, OTE, Orange, Esprit Telecom and MSI. He has a starred first degree from Trinity College, Cambridge in Electrical Sciences.

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    Jon Nowell

    Non-Executive Director

    Jon is currently Director of Small Business at TalkTalk and represents TalkTalk on our Board of Directors following the Carphone Warehouse investment in 2008.


    He has over 20 years’ success developing and operating profitable business growth in the ISP, Telecoms and Managed Services sectors, with experience in start-up and PLC businesses.

    Jon’s career has seen him provide a complimentary mix of strategic management, business development, business restructuring and commercial and operational management expertise, gained whilst successfully building several multi-million lines of profitable business.



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Hybrid Access Technologies Limited offers a range of connectivity products that help improve the experience consumers, businesses and Internet connected devices receive, by better managing the access networks available.

General Enquiries:

+44 1473 372 141


40 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom, IP1 1RJ

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