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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2018: DAS and small cells face off for neutral host applications

Adding small cells or low power nodes (e.g., microcells, picocells, and micro/pico RRH/RRU) to beef up the coverage and capacity of existing macrocell networks shows no sign of abating any time soon. In fact, after a low start lasting several years, during which service providers worked hard to understand how to deploy small cells in their networks, the market is booming and reaching the size of the stagnating DAS market, which since last year has been negatively impacted by multi-carrier small cell products designed for neutral host use cases—where DAS had long been the only option. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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The 2018 telecom capex forecast is looking up

As mentioned in the IHS Markit 15 November 2017 Service Provider Revenue and Capex Biannual Market Tracker, all regions will experience some level of moderate capex growth this year (see Exhibit 1) with US-led North America in the driver’s seat Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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2018: Fixed 5G starts, mobile infrastructure market crumbles again

Although 2017 was fully loaded with 5G events and marked by the completion of the first iteration of the brand new 5G radio, there is little doubt 2018 will see a significant increase in 5G activity, balanced between a full-blown live 5G showcase, the completion of the 5G new radio standard, and early 5G rollouts. The year will start with the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, followed by the rush to finish the specification of the standalone 5G new radio by the end of 1H18, and will wrap up with the anticipated launch of US fixed wireless access (FWA) services in 2H18. Nonetheless, this solid activity will not be substantial enough to pull the global mobile infrastructure market out of its funk, but as consolation a 5G marketing war in the US will certainly entertain the whole industry. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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