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.