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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With 2G, 3G and LTE hardware revenues falling, 5G rollouts are coming to the rescue

Global 5G hardware revenue is expected to reach $19 billion in 2022, starting from a very low base of early adopters in the United States in the second half of 2018, followed by 5G rollouts in South Korea and massive 5G trials set for China in 2019.

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Mobile Infrastructure Market Tracker - Regional - Q3 2018

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Don’t expect revenue from 5G services anytime soon!

We’ve been saying this since the start of the 5G discussion back in 2012. Let’s look at the reality: all markets are saturated, and consumers around the world complain about how expensive mobile services are whether ARPU is high or low like in Africa and India. People want better services and better experience at a lower price. Our observations from around the industry are that operators are still searching for potential new revenue-producing apps for 5G, and the big but unproven hope is IoT, based on the big but unproven idea that network slicing will work. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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