Stéphane Téral

Chief Analyst, LightCounting

Stéphane Téral

Speaker Bio


With 31 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including 23 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. He 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, he helps clients identify new market opportunities, as well as provides due diligence and advises on positioning, product development, business plans, and M&A activity. A highly sought thinker and speaker, Mr. Téralis quoted in prestigious publications such as The Economist, Le Monde, Les Echos, L’UsineNouvelle, Barron's, and The Wall Street Journal, and chairs and presents at events worldwide, including Carrier Network Virtualization, Brooklyn 5G Summit, 5G World and Self Organizing Networks World and Telco AI Summit. He has been a frequent expert judge for industry and technology innovation awards, such as the GSMA Mobile World Congress, Telco AI Summit, and 5G World.



In 2006, he joined Infonetics Research, now IHS Markit/Informa Tech. Previously, he 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, he was an R&D 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. Stéphane Téralwas a McGowan Scholar at the McLaren School of Business, University of San Francisco, United States, where he received his MBA, and has an engineering degree in telecommunications from TélécomSudParisnow known as the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France.