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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

  • 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

  • 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

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