PHY Wireless is breaking through the limitations of location technology. A device-based cellular positioning and location company for 5G massive IoT location, we enable the lowest cost, lowest power, lowest data utilization both indoors and outdoors using today’s cellular networks.


By enabling real-time visibility indoors and outdoors, PHY Wireless both displaces the need for GPS for wide area massive IoT asset tracking and created a new set of use cases leveraging 5G private network for the enterprise.

PHY Wireless is a device-based cellular geolocation company that offers scalable positioning and location intelligence solutions to enable cost effective, high-accuracy and low-power location services on existing LTE and 5G networks.

PHY Wireless has created a best-in-class location technology for use in massive IoT.  The company is in the process of rolling out the software and service with the leading IoT chipset developers and a major US mobile network operator. 

  • Geolocation software company – San Diego, CA
  • Backed by pioneers and industry veterans
  • Long range strategic approach to R&D – standard compliant approach
  • World's first edge computing cellular positioning solution
  • >3 years of network testing completed with leading MNO
  • Significant patent portfolio


  • Create a scalable location solution that can deliver on the promise of massive LPWA IoT
  • Focus on the smallest and lowest cost devices that have been completely underserved
  • Provide a simple, cost-effective business model that delivers lowest total cost of ownership to end users, and provides significant profit margin to service providers
  • Leverage latest trends in AI and machine learning
  • Ensure privacy and security of location data
  • Provide a path that aligns with 3GPP standard for all IoT devices and beyond


To date PHY Wireless has been financed as part of Acorn Technologies by private investors. The company is in the process of raising growth capital and all inquiries should be directed to

Leadership Team

Tom Horgan


Tom Horgan has over 30 years experience in bringing transformative technologies to market. He previously was the CEO of Maxwell Technologies, the leader in ultra-capacitors. Tom has held senior positions with Seagate, Quantum and Digital Equipment Corporation. He holds a BEE in Engineering and MIE in Industrial Engineering from University College in Dublin.

Dr. Steve Thompson


Steve Thompson has over 15 years of R&D experience in wireless digital communication systems and leads research and development. A key contributor to the OFDM waveform method, active in 3GPP RAN working groups, and is an industry veteran with an extensive portfolio of publications in telecommunications. He holds a PhD in EE from UC San Diego.

Steve Caliguri


Steve Caliguri has over 25 years of experience guiding telecom and wireless companies. He was the founding executive for Leap Wireless, a Qualcomm spin-off and has extensive M&A background, transforming strategies into profitable businesses. He holds a BS in Physics from Boston College, MSEE from Northeastern, and MBA from Boston College.


The PHY Wireless team is comprised of industry experts. We are growing and actively looking for the best and brightest to join our team. If you have the right experience along with the passion and energy to be part of a fast-paced culture of innovation, apply today by sending your resume to