Executive Director – Research and Analysis, Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics, IHS Markit
Mr. Stéphane Téral is the executive director of research and analysis and for Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics at IHS Markit. With 28 years of experience, including 21 years in Silicon Valley, Mr. Stéphane Téral is a top telecommunications analyst who has been the trusted advisor for market-leading providers and manufacturers. Mr. Téral helps clients identify new market opportunities, provides due diligence and advises on positioning, product development, business plans and M&A activity for startups, service providers, vendors and the investment community. He tracks overall telecom economics and forecasts service provider capex, opex and revenue, as well as outsourced and managed services. A highly sought-after thinker and speaker, Mr. Téral is quoted by prestigious publications, such as The Economist, Le Monde, Barron's and The Wall Street Journal; and he chairs and presents at events worldwide, including Carrier Network Virtualization, 5G World and Self Organizing Networks World and Network Slicing Conference. He is frequently an expert judge for industry and technology innovation awards. In 2006, he joined Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Markit, and specialized in next-generation mobile infrastructure - 5G, cloud and quantum networking, programmable core networks and service provider digital transformation. While at RHK, he developed their European optical coverage and helped carriers migrate from PSTN to next-generation networks. Previously with Alcatel, he deployed the CATV optical networks enabling the 1992 Olympics and the Euro Disney grand opening to be televised using fiber optics for the first time. Mr. Stéphane Téral was a McGowan Scholar at the McLaren School of Business, University of San Francisco, US, where he received his MBA. He holds an Engineering Degree in Telecommunications from Télécom SudParis (formally the Institut National des Télécommunications), France.