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BIG 5G Event
15-17 May, 2023
Austin Convention Center, Austin

Stéphane Téral
Chief Analyst, Wireless Infrastructure at Light Counting


With over 34 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including 27 years in Silicon Valley, Stéphane Téral 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 and 6G, network disaggregation and automation, cloud and quantum networking, programmable core networks and communications service provider digital transformation.

As an advisor to start-ups, service providers, vendors and the investment community, Stephane helps clients identify new market opportunities, conducts due diligence, and advises on positioning, product development, business plans and M&A. A highly sought thinker and speaker, Stephane is quoted in prestigious publications such as The Economist, Nikkei Asia, Le Monde, Les Echos, L’Usine Nouvelle, Barron's, and The Wall Street Journal. He also chairs and presents at global industry events including Brooklyn 5G Summit, 5G World, Layer123 World Congress, GSMA Mobile World Congress, and NGMN. Stephane has been a frequent expert judge for industry and technology innovation awards, such as the GSMA Mobile World Congress, and the Layer123 World Congress.

Stéphane joined LightCounting in 2020 after serving as a principal analyst at Infonetics Research, which in 2014 was acquired by IHS Markit where he became a Technology Fellow in 2019. Previously, he started his analyst career at 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 is a McGowan Scholar at the McLaren School of Business, University of San Francisco where he received his MBA with an emphasis in telecommunications. He has an engineering degree in telecommunications from the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France.

Agenda Sessions

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks: Market overview and opportunities in edge computing

  • Panel Discussion: Successful edge deployment in a multi-cloud network


Speakers at this event