Stéphane Téral

Stéphane Téral

Mr. Stéphane Téral is the executive director of research and analysis and an advisor for Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics at IHS Markit.

With 28 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including 21 years in Silicon Valley, Stéphane is regarded as one of the top analysts in his field, having been the trusted advisor at some of the world's largest telecom providers and manufacturers.

Stéphane joined Infonetics Research, now IHS Markit, in 2006 and specializes in next-generation mobile infrastructure including 5G, cloud and quantum networking, programmable core networks and service provider digital transformation. He also tracks overall telecom economics and forecasts service provider capex, opex and revenue, as well as outsourced and managed services. As an advisor to startups, service providers, vendors and the investment community, Stéphane helps clients identify new market opportunities, provides due diligence and advises on positioning, product development, business plans and M&A activity.

Previously, Stéphane was with analyst firm RHK, where he developed their European optical coverage and helped carriers migrate from PSTN to next-generation networks. Prior to RHK, Stéphane was an engineer and project manager with Alcatel, where he deployed the CATV optical networks that allowed the 1992 Olympics and the grand opening of Euro Disney to be televised using fiber optics for the first time.

A highly sought thinker and speaker, Stéphane is quoted in prestigious publications such as The Economist, Le Monde, Barron's, and The Wall Street Journal, and chairs and presents at events worldwide, including Carrier Network Virtualization, 5G World and Self Organizing Networks World and Network Slicing Conference. He is also a frequent expert judge for industry and technology innovation awards such as the GSMA Mobile World Congress and 5G World.

Stéphane was a McGowan Scholar at the McLaren School of Business, University of San Francisco, US, where he received his MBA, and has an Engineering Degree in Telecommunications from Télécom SudParis (formally the Institut National des Télécommunications), France.


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Ericsson resets its BSS strategy

In January, Ericsson announced it is taking substantial measures to fix its struggling Business Support Systems (BSS) business, including the booking of provisions and restructuring charges of SEK -6.1 billion ($687 million) during Q4 2018. Ericsson has been pursuing a cost reduction and portfolio modernization strategy in an attempt to turn its Digital Services business into a profitable one, and it has reported some progress in the OSS and Cloud Core areas of the Digital Services portfolio—but none in the BSS area.

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Going through severe turbulences, Huawei flexes its muscles

Despite a wave of travel warnings issued by several Western countries, I made it in and back safely from China without any troubles. Surprisingly enough, I was warmly welcomed by the Beijing International Airport immigration officers and I have to say that I was impressed by the smooth process made possible by the implementation of new kiosks that take care of fingerprints and pictures prior to meeting an immigration officer. And when I left China, the security guards liked my Huawei badge and showed their deep appreciation by giving their thumbs up.

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Mobile & Telecom
Service Provider, Capex, Opex & Revenue Database

Service Provider Capex, Opex, and Revenue enables you to view and customize major operators’ capex, opex and revenue data through customizable pivot tables and charts.

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