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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

  • Telecom consolidation in Europe

    ... how the regulatory stance seems to have evolved since the new European Commission took office in late 2014 and looks further at the remedies that have been imposed by DG COMP between 2012 and 2016. ... Read More

  • Digital Agenda Europe

    ... 2 and 3: respectively full coverage for >30 Mbps connections and 50% coverage and take-up for >100 Mbps and higher. The study highlights the diverse contrast between the countries according to the threshold of 100 ... Read More

  • World OTT Markets - data & forecasts up to 2020

    ... OTT services for the period of 2010 to 2020. Markets covered: Internet access and usage, search, social, mobile, video, e-commerce, communication, cloud, digital contents and online games. The above markets are also dissected from a ... Read More

  • Video Solution Providers - Towards Software-Defined Video

    ... TV industry, telecom and IT equipment suppliers, Internet giants and start-ups. It catalogues in detail the major trends in the market including concentration and vertical integration, trade-offs and greater softwarisation of solutions. Among the key ... Read More

  • OpenStack, the compelling cloud platform

    ... a description of OpenStack and the benefits from deploying it. The second part provides an overview of OpenStack ecosystem : the vendors, the backers and the competitors. The final part presents how important the introduction ... Read More

  • World Video Game Markets - data & forecasts up to 2020

    ... year on average). This study follows the development of key indicators for the sector over the next five years and delivers an appraisal of key segments: • Home consoles • Handheld consoles • Mobile gaming ... Read More

  • Public Policies for UFB

    ... at the situation today in seven countries: France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK. The report consists of two parts: Monographs of each country, which include a description of the current situation (demographics, ... Read More

  • Video-On-Demand

    ... the United States market and major European markets (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, United Kingdom). The study comprises three parts: offering and pricing models of pay video-on-demand services and the means of interaction between the service ... Read More

  • Network Sharing

    ... undertaken depending on market and geography. We will thus examine what the main forms of network sharing are, how they are used and why by operators. Taking into account recent and coming technological evolutions, we'll ... Read More

  • Mobile Security solutions

    ... trends and the market as a whole – its structuring and value chain (hardware, devices, IT, security, telcos). It examines the threats for mobile, their reach and assessed prevalence. In parallel, the report details key ... Read More

  • Connected TV

    ... available products. Our new report on the connected TV market presents readers with the latest industry trends and explores the initiatives being taken by CE, TV and Internet sector players. It also delivers a detailed ... Read More

  • Telcos' Connected Objects Strategies

    ... the strategies of the key worldwide telcos (China Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and Vodafone) and OTT Internet players (Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung and Tencent) towards these markets. It describes the main positionings ... Read More

  • Key Outcomes from WRC-15

    ... in 2015, many hot topics were raised, including the allocation of new frequencies to International Mobile Tele-communications and to satellite services. Globally, WRC-15 led to some very important conclusions. In the end, it delivered disappointing ... Read More

  • Privacy Business

    ... 'new oil', personal data is a highly valuable resource. This study summarizes the issues related to the concept of privacy and personal data protection. It addresses the question of putting a value on data. It ... Read More

  • Digital Economy 2025

    ... decade, to 2025. The starting point of the study was to identify key trends that have clearly emerged and major uncertainties, which might push the industry to develop in one direction or another. Four contrasting ... Read More

  • World Telecom Players & Markets - data & forecast up to 2019

    ... status 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 ... Read More

  • Rethinking handset subsidies

    ... subsidies After providing a reminder of the main reasons these subsidies exist, we analyse how operators – now facing growing competition and a changing value chain – have redefined the role that handsets play in ... Read More

  • 3D Printing

    ... an analysis of the value chain positioning and strategies of major players concerned, in terms of product and service offering, vertical reach and value chain integration. The various business models that apply to each type ... Read More

  • TV in the Digital Single Market

    ... Commission's (EC) ten priority projects. This report intends to: review the European Commission's strategy for the DSM and analyze the debates around the major challenges that this strategic project raises for the European audiovisual sector; ... Read More

  • Smart Toys

    ... as 'toys-to-life', over the next two years. It highlights this fledgling sector's major players from the toy and video game industries, examines their offerings, and also looks at new entrants looking to challenge them. It ... Read More

  • Telco Video strategies

    ... video business positioning and its evolution over time for each player, a presentation of actions taken in the connected TV environment in its broad sense (multiscreen, 'TV Everywhere' and OTT video moves), and finally the ... Read More

  • LTE vs Fibre: Fixed-mobile convergence in the SFB era

    ... mobile NGA network rollouts will go hand in hand in advanced markets, even if the first observations and forecasts give superfast mobile rollouts an edge in terms of pace. But wireline networks will not disappear ... Read More

  • Telco services for enterprise market

    ... of service. This need for access anywhere, anytime and on all devices is something that applies to everyone: from a large company's employees to its CEO to someone running a small business... and has made ... Read More

  • Cable dynamics

    ... represent, at a time when superfast access is developing, market consolidation is heating up and the industry in general is in the throes of major changes. IDATE provides a detailed look at this market, based ... Read More

  • Telecom & IT convergence

    ... and IT players on these both markets. It reviews the different converging markets in terms of describing market features, and of market size and market structure. It also provides an overview of the major telecom ... Read More

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