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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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158 Reports from IDATE

  • World Telecom Services & Players

    ... in direction that began in 2016 on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States, mobile revenue has been on a downwards slide for three years, after hitting a record high in 2015, and ... Read More

  • Public Broadcasting in the Digital Age

    ... their mission under scrutiny now that content and information is so abundant – which raises internal and external questions about what their future holds. This report provides an overview of: The place and missions of ... Read More

  • World IoT Markets - Markets & Forecasts up to 2022

    ... market’s growth and transformation. Its examination of market trends in 14 major verticals is enriched by volume forecasts up to 2022 by five geographical areas and by six technologies. These forecasts up to 2022 by ... Read More

  • World Cellular M2M market - Technologies & Market forecasts to 2022

    ... forces behind the market’s growth and transformation, including an examination of major market trends, plus volume and value forecasts up to 2022 by region (4) and by country (12). It also presents the quantitative evolution ... Read More

  • Business Models in the Phygital World

    ... physical and digital sides are merging, especially through the use of personal data with Internet giants at the forefront of this trend. So big is the influence of these giants, or simply the US GAFAM ... Read More

  • World LTE & 5G markets - 2nd Half 2018

    ... & MBB spectrum includes two 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 ... Read More

  • World FTTx Market - 2nd Half 2018

    ... including their roll-out projects (bottom-up approach) – data for markets at June 2018 & forecasts up to 2022 for homes passed and subscribers by architecture (FTTH/B, VDSL, FTTx/Docsis 3.0) 2. A report analysing the developments ... Read More

  • Smart Farming

    ... extensive analysis of the main use cases and expected take-up rates, it takes a detailed look at how the players are positioned in each category. The report further analyses the market dynamics and quantitative opportunities ... Read More

  • Internet Giants Investing in Content

    ... internet giants. The introductory section describes market trends in digital content revenues, consumption and the various stakeholders (specialists, incumbent media groups, internet giants). The major internet players are then analysed in detail with regard to ... Read More

  • FTTH: A Strategic Game-Changer for Telcos

    ... a goal for fixed connectivity. On many accounts, this technology widely differs from other available broadband solutions, which fosters new usages and makes way for new entrants. This report raises questions about the potential impact ... Read More

  • 5G Licences - How 5G is altering frequency allocations

    ... for auction. Among them are frequency bands that have been little used up to now, due to major reception issues with devices. Combined with the advent of new antenna technologies, 5G makes it possible to ... Read More

  • Datacenter Strategies - The evolution of the business from a telecom perspective

    ... major telcos of the three regions of North America, Europe and Asia are scanned in detail, with an absorbing range of strategic patterns emerging by each region. To ensure that it covers the entire ecosystem ... Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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