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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

  • European Telecom Sector Benchmark

    ... and were restructured in the past five years, Telcos as Cablecos embraced differently the competition and the needs for investment in either wireless or wireline fast broadband networks. In this report, the subscribers, revenues shares, ... Read More

  • Next Gen Telcos

    ... on connectivity, IoT, OTT and IT markets. It first puts in perspective the key stakes that telcos have to tackle. It then looks at how major telcos are indeed trying to address with transformation plans ... Read More

  • World TV & New video services - data & forecasts up to 2020

    ... TV & Video Services observatory covering 39 countries, 10 regions and world consolidated. This ongoing monitoring is accompanied by regular analyses and analyst viewpoints of trends, disruptions and industry moves. This bundle includes two deliverables: ... Read More

  • Digital Identity

    ... some identity-based services such as e-signature, fraud detection and access control. The market report focuses on the strategy of telecom operators towards digital identity and the surrounding ecosystem of competitors and providers. The value of ... Read More

  • Telco and cableco video strategies

    ... additional focus is placed on innovative services launched and on key content partnerships established. Among the key questions examined are: why operators are again interested in video? What is the split between content aggregators and ... Read More

  • World FTTx Market - Markets as of June 2016 & Forecasts to 2021

    ... presents a geographical panorama of FTTx access solutions in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Middle East & Africa. It also includes an overview of the major world leaders as well as a panorama of ... Read More

  • Pay-TV - Strategies to face with the cord-cutting phenomenon

    ... that pay-TV markets on either side of the Atlantic are evolving, and the progress being made by OTT services. It identifies the factors behind viewers' key reasons for cancelling their traditional pay-TV plans. It also ... Read More

  • OTT 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), a portion of the social networking advertising market (e.g., Facebook), Unified ... Read More

  • World LTE markets - 5G initiatives & MBB spectrum - Markets & Forecasts up to 2020

    ... MBB spectrum includes two deliverables dealing with both LTE and spectrum issues: 1. A database (updated half-yearly): quantitative & qualitative data for 46 countries, 6 zones & world consolidated - 76 LTE operator sheets are ... Read More

  • New LEO projects - Game changers and opportunities

    ... with players such as SpaceX and OneWeb showing great ambition. These LEO constellations must bring reduced latency and increased capacity but how does it match with the market demand of today and tomorrow. How disruptive ... Read More

  • Sport going digital: a driver for Wearables

    ... The report provides an overview of the services and technologies that accompany connected sport. It goes on to present the positioning and strategies of the main players along the market's value chain. Lastly, the report ... Read More

  • Connected Cities

    ... the world and to draw out the top 10 selection. This comparison between cities is based on qualitative criteria such as quality of service , affordability compared to local standard of living and on quantitative ... Read More

  • Ultrafast access technologies- FTTH - - DOCSIS 3.1

    ... networks; - Upgraded cable networks with coax in the last mile, - Copper twisted pair networks (phone lines). This state of the art allows for a comparison of the different technologies' technical performance , and ... Read More

  • Artificial reality

    ... a detailed analysis of the positioning of major offerings through relevant case studies. It provides readers with the main takeaways regarding number of devices, games and revenues in order to establish a clear landscape of ... Read More

  • Cellular M2M markets

    ... and transformation, including an examination of major market trends , plus volume and value forecasts up to 2020 by region (4) and by country (25). It also presents the quantitative evolution of cellular modules , ... Read More

  • Smart Cities & IoT

    ... , public safety and managing flows (power, water, gas). It delivers a detailed snapshot of the technologies that could underpin the Internet of Things' deployment in cities. The four vertical markets examined are analysed in ... Read More

  • Telcos' Customer Experience Management

    ... OTT- regarding customer loyalty, and then focus on sales channels -both digital and physical stores. Furthermore the opportunities emerging from big data and analytics will be analyzed, as well as other innovations as chatbots and ... Read More

  • UHD TV and Immersive Video

    ... the current state of Ultra-High Definition TV and immersive technologies (360° video and virtual reality). The concepts and viewing methods are presented along with an overview of current UHD services and the first forays into ... Read More

  • Blockchain - A new IT infrastructure

    ... and technological limitations. The report also takes a look at the blockchain ecosystem, the structure of its value chain and core applications: blockchain infrastructures, FinTech, ownership and property management, decentralized apps. Finally, it delivers an ... Read More

  • FTTx Vendors

    ... share estimates for PON market operators (OLT and ONT) A series of one-to-one interviews and meetings were held with many of the globe’s leading FTTx equipment suppliers, including Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, ZTE, Fiber Home, Calix, Adtran ... Read More

  • World SDN/NFV Market

    ... at August 2016 exhaustively detailed through a separate dataset with 72 project sheets – and then describe the vendor landscape. Finally we propose a market sizing in term of investments coming with forecasts up to ... Read More

  • World Online Advertising Market

    ... a database with quantitative data on online advertising, the key market for monetization of personal data, up to 2020 for 15 countries (USA- UK –France –Germany –Italy –Spain –Japan -South Korea –China - Brazil – ... Read More

  • LTE for fixed access

    ... for replacing a landline with a mobile line are nothing new. The substitution by LTE of fixed broadband started to be offered by mobile players two or three years ago in European markets. Many players ... Read More

  • World Telecom Services Market

    ... of the telecom services market, along with analyses of global trends and growth dynamics by technology and by markets. It also offers an overview of the world's top telcos. 2. A dataset dedicated to service ... Read More

  • Sport content: TV vs. OTT

    ... Olympic Games have delivered very strong ratings, this report takes a look at sport content on television, and the Internet's growing weight in providing exposure for sports. It explores the role that sport plays on ... Read More

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