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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 CapEx Dynamics

    ... on an analysis of the global marketplace and its players (24 countries and more than 30 telcos covered), this report provides details on fixed and mobile CapEx from 2012 to 2017, and compares the different ... 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

  • IoT markets

    ... market’s growth andtransformation. Its examination of market trends in 14 major verticals isenriched by volume forecasts up to 2030 by five geographical areas and by six technologies . These forecasts up to 2030 by region, ... Read More

  • Future TV

    ... Although certaintrends are already quite clear and can help us understand how the sector willevolve, there are still many uncertainties which leave considerable scope forwhat is possible. By analysing trends and uncertainties related to the ... Read More

  • The Critical IoT

    ... Advanced and 5G that will enable critical IoT applications. It also presents the main target markets, notably automotive , industrialIoT and health , and their applications and requirements. The development perspective of the critical IoT ... Read More

  • Monetising fibre - Competitive pressure pushing operators to monetise fibre beyond their core business

    ... using to monetise their fibre networks. What marketing strategies and business models have operators developed to earn a return on their investments in FTTH networks? What quality of service options (speed, latency, data allowances) can ... Read More

  • Broadcast & Broadband TV

    ... growing use of streaming, initially for on-demand video services, and now more and more for linear programming as well. Two other, intertwined disruptions are also explored, namely the growing use of mobile devices for watching ... Read More

  • 5G monetisation

    ... key challenge for the industry as a whole. It then explores in depth the paths to monetising 5G and how to avoid the traps and pitfalls encountered with 4G.0 The study gives views on the ... Read More

  • Virtualisation in telco networks - Which markets for SDN and NFV

    ... implementations of SDN and NFV concepts within telco network infrastructures. It describes how the two concepts will be necessary for the evolution of telco networks for network slicing as part of 5G. Furthermore, the report ... Read More

  • World Telecom Services & Players – Trends & Analyses – Markets at December 2016 & Forecasts to 2021

    ... to previous years. While, in the United States, mobile revenue is losing steam but fixed internet services are still enjoying tremendous growth, over in Europe the mobile market is finally back on an upwards swing. ... Read More

  • Programmatic TV

    ... of viewing time and its ability to attract ad spend from advertisers, the TV sector is looking to reinvent itself so it can remain attractive and still benefit from bountiful advertising budgets. With individualisation of ... Read More

  • OTT Regulation

    ... or Apple taxes and sharing economy specific rules in many countries, the initiatives from public stakeholders are becoming more and more important. Hot topics are so far around taxation, privacy and more recently competition rules. ... Read More

  • Key IoT Technologies

    ... and related impacts for: – Verticals (both device manufacturers and end users) – Main IoT solution providers along the value chain Finally, it also provides market estimates and forecasts in terms of annual shipments, for ... Read More

  • Advertising and TDaaS: trends in personal data monetisation

    ... form of digital advertising. So fundamental, that players such as Google and Facebook generate 90% of their revenues from it. At the same time, it is these two global web giants who dominate the digital ... Read More

  • Video content: The new El Dorado?

    ... telcos, TV broadcasters and Internet players.It analyses the reasons for the many operations we are seeing by exploring the changes taking place in the audiovisual environment. It provides an overview of the major acquisitions involving ... Read More

  • TV market outlook for Africa & the Middle East

    ... begins with an investigation of how TV access modes have evolved, analysing the situation with the different distribution networks (satellite, cable & MMDS, terrestrial, telecoms). It then takes a look at how free and for-pay ... Read More

  • KPIs: Telcos vs OTTs

    ... have very different dynamics, and hence cannot be measured in the same way. This report goes in depth to identify what messages the KPIs can tell us about these two very different markets. How are ... Read More

  • 5G plans and investments

    ... manufacturers are all in the starting blocks and trialling 5G. > MNOs are trialling 5G in a wide range of frequency bands mostly ranging from 3 to 80 GHz in a trade-off between technical feasibility ... Read More

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