What we do
MAC Ltd combines a tradition of academic excellence with over 30 years of commercial experience to provide best-in-class technical services to the global mobile radio communications industry
Expertise in radio communications technology is the foundation of our business
Our staff are enthusiastic, highly qualified and experienced radio communications and software engineers who have comprehensive knowledge of wireless communications technologies, and a combined skill set that extends from physical layer product design to system level optimisation
MAC Ltd works continuously to maintain its position at the forefront of wireless technology innovation, not least because much of our work is concerned with the analysis and specification of new technologies for subsystem design and development activities, advice on network evolution or competitive analysis
MAC Ltd has the knowledge at hand to give you detailed and insightful assistance with any aspect of whichever radio systems are relevant to your organisation, allowing us to assist you to engineer cost-effective solutions that ensure the current and future competitiveness of your business
Who we are, MAC Ltd's management team
Each of the four members of MAC Ltd's management team has over 20 years experience in the mobile communications industry. Each has a First Class Honours degree in Electronic Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer in the UK and is a Member or Fellow of The IET. All have strong technical backgrounds combined with proven track records of successfully delivering a wide range of projects with demanding requirements, each having managed contracts with values ranging from a few tens of thousands to £1m+.
David joined both the company and the Board in 1992, initially as Technical Director, becoming Managing Director in 2004. David divides his time between management and engineering roles, having primary responsibility for defining the company's strategic direction, whilst retaining a keen interest in and oversight of the company's hardware design and development activities.
Howard joined the company in 1993 and the Board in 2005, taking on his current role of Operations Director in 2009. Howard divides his time between oversight of the company's financial and business operations, and management of internal and external engineering activities, with particular interests in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and radio interference mitigation.
Peter joined the company in 1991 and the Board in 2000 as Consulting Services Director. Peter has overall responsibility for the consulting services the company provides to regulators, commercial cellular/PMR operators, and users of wireless communications systems. He also leads the company's internal and collaborative research activities, and acts as an expert witness in patent court cases.
John joined the company in 1990 and the Board in 2000, initially as Engineering Director, taking on the role of Design Services Director in 2009. While John has overall responsibility for the contract design services the company provides to defence and government organisations, he retains a wide technical brief covering the design, modelling and simulation of all types of fixed and mobile radio systems.
David Hendon joined MAC as a non-executive director in 2012. He is senior advisor at Ofcom, working on spectrum, international strategy and network resilience issues. He is also a visiting professor at Surrey University and chairman of the 5G Innovation Centre’s Strategy Advisory Board. He is independent Chairman of the 4G/TV Co-existence Oversight Board established by DCMS. He is a member of the Smart Meters Steering Group & Strategic Programme Board at DECC, a non-executive director of ContinuumBridge Ltd, a member of Ofcom’s Spectrum Advisory Board, deputy-chairman of the Radio Communications Foundation and a member of the IET’s Communications Sector Panel. From 2002 to 2011, David was a Director in the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills where he was responsible for BIS's business-facing activities and policy in communications networks, internet, software and computer services, information and cyber security, electronics, digital content, media, publishing and postal sectors and, from 2010, the Office for Life Sciences. He was previously Chief Executive of the Radiocommunications Agency, which managed UK radio spectrum prior to the establishment of Ofcom. His earlier career included appointments in the Ministry of Defence, the Home Office, Cabinet Office and the Department of Trade & Industry, all involving electronic communications. He was Chairman of the Board of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute from 1996 to 1999 and was formerly a council member of the Particle Physics & Astronomy and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Councils.