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Stéphane Téral

Executive Director, Telecommunications; Technology Fellow

Country USA

Experience 30+ years

Stephane Teral

Stéphane Téral has in-depth knowledge and expertise of the telecoms industry that is drawn from his 30 years of experience, including 23 in Silicon Valley. 

An advisor to the company on mobile infrastructure and carrier economics as well as a trusted advisor at some of the world's largest telecom providers and manufacturers, he is widely regarded as one of the top analysts in his field. Stéphane specializes in next-generation mobile infrastructure including 5G, cloud and quantum networking, programmable core networks, and service provider digital transformation. 

Additionally, he tracks overall telecom economics and forecasts service provider capex, opex, and revenue, as well as outsourced and managed services. 

An advisor to startups, service providers, vendors, and the investment community, he helps clients identify new market opportunities; provides due diligence; and advises on positioning, product development, business plans, and M&A activity. 

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. He chairs and presents at events worldwide, including Carrier Network Virtualization, 5G World and Self Organizing Networks World, and Network Slicing Conference. A frequent expert judge, he is a familiar face at industry and technology innovation awards, such as the GSMA Mobile World Congress and 5G World. 

In 2006, he joined Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Markit. He was previously with analyst firm RHK, where he developed the company’s European optical coverage and helped carriers migrate from PSTN to next-generation networks. Stéphane was also an engineer and project manager at 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. 

Stéphane is one of only 11 Technology Fellows named by IHS Markit during his time at the company, an honor that recognizes his deep expertise and exceptional standing within the analyst community.

Stéphane was a McGowan Scholar at the McLaren School of Business, University of San Francisco, where he received his MBA. He also has an engineering degree in telecommunications from Télécom SudParis, France.

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    Service Providers

    Global 5G radio access network market set to quintuple

    The 5G market’s hype phase is coming to an end, as communication service providers (CSPs) at MWC20 shift their focus away from issuing abstract promises and toward actually demonstrating how 5G can deliver value to all kinds of applications. 

  • Good morning, Vietnam

    Service Providers

    Good morning, Vietnam

    Vietnam’s telecom giant, Viettel, goes live with its own 5G 3GPP compliant gear.