Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics, IHS Technology
Mr. Stéphane Téral is a Senior Principal Analyst within the IHS Technology group. He joined IHS in December 2014, when IHS acquired Infonetics Research—a premier global communications technology market research firm. He has 26 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has served as the trusted advisor to some of the world's largest com telecom providers and manufacturers. At Infonetics, he was the principal analyst for the mobile infrastructure and carrier economics research group. Regarded as a top analyst in his field, his specialties include next-generation mobile infrastructure, voice-over LTE and circuit-to-packet migration products and services, and service provider adoption trends. He is frequently quoted in leading publications, such as The Economist, Le Monde, Barron's and The Wall Street Journal.Prior to Infonetics, Mr. Téral served as an analyst for RHK, where he developed the firm's European optical coverage and helped carriers migrate from PSTN to next-gen networks. Before RHK, he was an engineer and project manager for Alcatel, where he deployed the optical networks that allowed the 1992 Olympics and Euro Disney's grand opening to be televised using fiber optics for the first time. Mr. Téral was a McGowan Scholar at the McLaren School of Business, University of San Francisco, California, US, where he received his Master of Business Administration. He also holds an Engineering Diploma in Telecommunications from Télécom SudParis (formally the Institut National des Télécommunications), Évry, France.