Updated July 2018

David Burns


David is the founder and chairman of the UK Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (UKWISPA). He is also the managing director of Boundless Networks who provide high speed internet services to around 5,000 wireless subscribers in Yorkshire and Lancashire. David has enjoyed a successful career in a number of high technology and software firms over the past 30 years and has developed several award winning software innovations in areas such as natural language processing and mobile mapping.

Nigel King


Nigel represents UKWISPA for all matters Reglatory, such as fair access to spectrum and planning. Nigel is highly regarded globally in the wireless industry and has been responsible for the design and development of a number of leading wireless technologies over an extremely illustrious career. Nigel is the group Chief Technology Officer at Cambium Networks.

Shaffin Jaffer

Shaffin is a chemical engineer by profession and has come to the telecommunications industry by investing in Kencomp Internet.  Prior to joining Kencomp Shaffin worked as a design engineer on offshore oil and gas projects and also as an economic analyst for a major oil company.  Shaffin’s other roles include working in the Acquisitions and Divestments team for GE Capital and running a group of hotels.

Hal Ponton

Hal Ponton is the Senior Network Engineer for Buzcom and FibreWiFi, the leading Wireless Internet Service Provider for the East of England.

Hal joined in 2012 and has played an integral role in overhauling the network and designing robust redundancy to keep customers connected to the Internet.

Prior to joining Buzcom and FibreWiFi Hal worked as a field engineer in IT support for companies in Essex. 

Outside of work Hal enjoys Snooker, Bowling, and Scuba Diving.