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About Signals Research Group
Signals Research Group, LLC is a US-based research consultancy that offers thought-leading field research and consulting services on the wireless telecommunications industry.

The "no holds barred" approach to conducting research and analysis means that SRG's first and foremost objective is to offer differentiated research products and services. Instead of just capturing market data analyzing past events, SRG focus on where the industry will be tomorrow and the technologies and service offerings that will shape its future and not those that defined its past.

  • International Presence: SRG is committed to extensive traveling to provide proprietary insight on the growth prospects in developed and emerging wireless markets around the world.
  • Technology focused: SRG takes nothing for granted, instead striving to understand the underlying technologies and their respective issues and challenges.
     
  • "Hands on" approach: SRG relies upon personal experiences to help shape the opinion of the real potential for various wireless technologies, thus removing the marketing hype and
    is information that inevitably exists.
 

Michael Thelander CEO and Founder. Michael Thelander is the CEO and Founder of Signals Research Group (SRG), a US-based research consultancy that offers thought-leading field research and consulting services on the wireless telecommunications industry.

Its flagship research product is a research product entitled “Signals Ahead,” which has attracted a strong following across the entire wireless ecosystem with corporate subscribers on five continents. The consultancy also published the first independent study of next-generation wireless economics, which many industry followers consider to be the preeminent study of its kind.

In his current endeavor, Mr. Thelander is the lead analyst for Signals Ahead and he guides a team of industry experts that provide consulting services for the wireless industry, including some of the largest mobile operators, the top equipment OEMs, trade associations, and financial institutions.

Prior to founding SRG, Mr. Thelander was an analyst with Deutsche Bank Equity Research where he followed the wireless industry. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Thelander was a consultant with KPMG (now known as BearingPoint) and a communications officer with the United States Army. Mr. Thelander has also published numerous articles for leading trade publications and engineering journals throughout his career.

He has been an invited speaker at industry conferences around the world, including Mobile World Congress, CTIA, the global series of Informa LTE summits, and 4G World. He is also frequently quoted by major news sources and industry newsletters, including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The New York Times, Financial Times, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Fierce Wireless, RCR Wireless and Wireless Week.

Mr. Thelander earned a Masters of Science in Solid State Physics from North Carolina State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.


J. Randolph Luening VP, Wireless Economics.
J. Randolph Luening is currently responsible for wireless economics at Signal Research Group and has been active in the converged services / femtocell space. Mr. Luening spent 17 years at Vodafone Group, PLC a UK-based wireless operator, with businesses in 25 countries around the world. His roles included early stage investing, M&A, strategic financial modeling, strategic planning, marketing, and technology strategy
Mr. Luening was instrumental in launching new business units and in spearheaded key technology decisions which shaped the US wireless industry in the 1990s and strongly influenced decision-making abroad. His expertise includes sizing new product markets and developing and presenting emerging-product-space business cases. His expertise also includes designing flexible strategic financial decision-making models.
Prior to Vodafone and its affiliated/preceding organizations (PacTel Cellular, PacTel Corporation, AirTouch Communications) Mr. Luening worked for US WEST in market research and Hughes Aircraft Company in commercial satellite design.
Mr. Luening has a Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, a Masters of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

 

Mark Schulz VP, Wireless Technologies.

Mark Schulz is Vice President of Wireless Technologies for Signals Research Group, LLC.  In that capacity he is responsible for the detailed analysis, evaluation and modeling of advanced wireless technologies.

Prior to joining SRG, Mr. Schulz was an independent consultant in the wireless communications industry. As a consultant, he provided technical due diligence to the Venture Capital community and independent research for the evaluation of new and innovative technologies.

Prior to consulting, Mr. Schulz was Director of Advanced Technology with Vodafone, PLC (previously AirTouch Communications) in Walnut Creek, California. At Vodafone, his responsibilities included the evaluation of new technology for wireless applications providing strategic guidance to executive management for potential investment and/or network implementation. As part of the technology evaluation process, he developed detailed network business economic models including traffic modeling, radio coverage and capacity dimensioning.

Prior to joining Vodafone, Mr. Schulz was in the aerospace industry with Space Systems Loral, Lockheed Missiles and Space, Martin Marietta, and Hughes Aircraft. His responsibilities included antenna design, communication systems analysis and electromagnetic scattering analysis.

Mr. Schulz received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.

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