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.