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Founded in 1977, IDATE has gained a reputation as a leader in tracking telecom, Internet and media markets, thanks to the skills of its teams of specialized analysts. Now, with the support of close to 40 member companies – which include many of the digital economy’s most influential players – the newly rebranded DigiWorld Institute has entered into a new stage of its development, structured around three main areas of activity:


IDATE Research, an independent observatory whose task is to keep a close and continual watch on digital world industries, collect relevant data and provide benchmark analyses on market developments and innovations in the telecom, Internet and media sectors – through its comprehensive collection of market reports and market watch services.


What sets IDATE apart:

-       Analysis and advisories from a team of independent experts

-       A 360° view of key issues and markets for a telecom operators from core business to diversification

-       Our headquarters is in France (Montpellier)

-       Regularly quoted in the media by Total Telecom, The Economist, FT, Les Echos and Le Monde.

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124 Reports from IDATE

  • Business model for an FTTx deployment

    ... is to help understand the trade-offs involved when choosing the technologies to deploy, setting priorities and establishing rollout schemes, depending on the country and the area to be covered. The presented business model, delivered in ... Read More

  • 5G IoT - Market opportunities in the vertical industries

    ... its expected roadmap. It then focuses on the perspectives of 5G IoT in selected verticals: automotive, health, energy, transport (both passenger and logistics), public safety and manufacturing. In examining the 5G IoT use cases, their ... Read More

  • FTTH/B Enterprise market - Opportunities: SME’s access and IT services

    ... market? This report takes a look at FTTH/B strategy issues and challenges for operators targeting the B2B market. It identifies the different types of opportunities in this market. Analyses operators’ pricing strategies. Details the strategies ... Read More

  • National IoT plans

    ... sectors and verticals, within the global context. The primary areas today are in the organisation of industry and production, of energy use through utilities, of cities and city life becoming smarter and of transport infrastructure ... Read More

  • World OTT Markets

    ... database covering all principal OTT services for the period of 2013 to 2022. Markets covered: Internet access and usage – search – social – mobile – video – communication – cloud – digital contents – ... Read More

  • eSports

    ... the audience potential, this report analyses the social phenomenon at an economic level. It also examines the major industry players: game publishers, Web and TV broadcasters, advertisers, event organisers and betting companies. Finally, IDATE DigiWorld ... Read More

  • World TV & Video Services markets – Terrestrial-Satellite-Cable-IPTV-OTT-VOD – Dataset & Report Data & Forecasts up to 2022

    ... TV & Video services market includes a database and a state-of-the-art report. It covers the evolution of 41 countries and 11 regions and sub-regions and proposes a worldwide market consolidation. The dataset provides historical data ... Read More

  • Media piracy

    ... globe. The most popular content remains films, TV series and music, with an especially strong rise in the illegal distribution of sporting events. Several factors have enabled piracy practices and methods to flourish, not least ... Read More

  • World LTE & 5G markets

    ... deliverables dealing with LTE, 5G and spectrum issues: A database (updated half-yearly): quantitative & qualitative data for 46 countries, 6 zones & world consolidated – 76 LTE operator sheets are also available. It gathers information ... Read More

  • World FTTx Market - 1st Half 2018

    ... geographical panorama of FTTx access solutions and superfast broadband markets in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Middle East & North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa. It also includes an overview of the major world players ... Read More

  • Digital Content Economy - GAFA seizing control

    ... content consumption and distribution. It analyses how consumption patterns are evolving and what impact they are having on the business models of these industries. It measures revenue growth in these sectors, how revenue is distributed ... Read More

  • Supply-side strategies: from LTE to 5G

    ... report looks at the latest developments in LTE products, on the eve of 5G rollouts, along with the different scenarios for monetising 5G. This report delivers a detailed snapshot of the latest developments in LTE ... Read More

  • Telecoms-Media Convergence

    ... companies and telcos), depending on their situation, services can enable to them to generate additional ARPU, secure customer loyalty, and attract new subscribers as they compete for superfast access market share. So no operator today ... Read More

  • The 2G & 3G Shutdowns

    ... disappears when a new one emerges. Less effective networks have to be decommissioned to allow deployment and success of more effective ones. The mobile industry is currently experiencing a turn. In 2017, LTE reached its ... Read More

  • Mobile Banking

    ... focuses on the various strategic questions that may arise when a telco is launching such an initiative: How does mobile banking make sense for a telco? What sort of mobile financial services can a telco ... Read More

  • Asset Tracking and Fleet Management

    ... technological options for asset tracking with and without direct connectivity, alongside the general dynamics of the logistics asset tracking market. It focuses on the most promising uses cases that require direct connectivity at the object ... Read More

  • Fixed Wireless and Hybrid Access

    ... in well-defined but not market-wide conditions. Broadly speaking, the more remote the user community, the more promising this niche-centric technology. In particular, the opportunities for creating and sustaining an affordable and profitable scenario for both ... Read More

  • The Future of Communication Services

    ... APAC and US), and through strategic analyses of the major players concerned. The VoIP market (e.g., Microsoft Skype), the IP messaging market (e.g., WhatsApp), and a portion of the social networking advertising market (e.g., Facebook) ... Read More

  • OTT Video

    ... begins by looking at the ways in which top Internet companies are stepping up their OTT video developments, by leveraging their trump cards: financial clout, technological advance, global audience, monetisation tools. Next it explores these ... Read More

  • World FTTx Market - data & forecasts up to 2021 - 4Q

    ... 2021. It presents a geographical panorama of FTTx access solutions and superfast broadband markets in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Middle East & North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa. It also includes an overview of ... Read More

  • Data monetisation in IoT

    ... value (billion EUR) and as apercentage of the market for 2020. On the one hand the IoT market is growing, mainly vertical per vertical,and with it the amount of data generated through the various connected ... Read More

  • G.Fast: the second wave?

    ... of more than 300 Mbps over a shortcopper line of a few hundred metres. Although the number of G.Fast shipments was very low in 2017, a certainsuccess in the market can be expected. This report, ... Read More

  • Autonomous cars

    ... to greatly impact how people travel. This report presents the underlying technologies needed to achieveautomation. It describes the different levels of autonomy and evaluatesthe potential of such vehicles. It also analyses the s trategies of ... Read More

  • eHealth

    ... The particular nature of health industries has beenconsidered in regard to data sensitivity and regulation. It evaluates the initiatives and strategies of players coming fromdifferent sectors, particularly facing the strong incumbents (medtech giants).The positioning of ... Read More

  • World LTE & 5G markets - data & forecasts up to 2021

    ... MBB spectrum includestwo deliverables dealing with LTE, 5G and spectrum issues: A database (updatedhalf-yearly): quantitative & qualitative data for 46 countries, 6 zones& world consolidated – 75 LTE operator sheets are also available. Itgathers information ... Read More

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