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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

  • 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

  • 5G full steam ahead

    ... The main criteria 5G should fulfill (eg. reduced latency, lower costs, adaptive network technology, ...) and for what reasons Needed evolution of RAN and Core network Spectral issues (beyond 6Ghz) It then also draws a ... Read More

  • Video distribution operators

    ... competitive, while drawing distinctions between terrestrial, satellite, cable and telecoms operators. Detailed profiles of leading operators help to feed this analysis. These strategies are broken down into four categories: Horizontal integration New business positioning Network ... Read More

  • FTTx services and pricing

    ... on how the company is positioned on the technical front, i.e. SFB solutions employed, and from a pricing and marketing standpoint. The report also delivers an analysis that serves to compare and contrast the main ... Read More

  • Mobile Video

    ... ongoing technological advances need to be validated to establish development of the market. However, there is strong potential for market growth given the current acceleration in mobile video consumption. Which players will benefit the most ... Read More

  • New radio technologies for mobile networks

    ... integrate the major technological innovations described in this report and will allow the use of mobile technologies in unlicensed frequency bands and the support of a huge number of machines with optimised characteristics such as ... Read More

  • The Gigabit Race

    ... in furthering the deployment of new generation infrastructure. Elsewhere in the world, Gigabit access is already in place, notably in Asia, or, in places such as Europe, poised to become a new target product for ... Read More

  • World Consumer Electronics Market

    ... the following market segments: • Television • Computers • Portable Media Devices • Digital Media Boxes • Set-Top-Boxes. It also delivers key findings on our market sizing and forecasts for CE and connected CE, with ... Read More

  • Small cells & Wifi offloading

    ... Wifi offloading are the main ones. Small cells give the opportunity to come closer to the user and to offer a better coverage, indoors or outdoors at low cost. Despite remaining technological hurdles, Wifi is ... Read More

  • Single Market Initiatives

    ... European market remains largely fragmented along national borders. The EC has launched several measures to address this phenomenon The first chapter of this report looks into the evolution of the European market in recent years ... Read More

  • World Network Optimisation Technologies Market

    ... Traffic and policy management – Network design – Video infrastructure – Cloudification – Telco software Two deliverables to provide you efficiently with this outstanding expertise: 1. Report (ppt format) The state of the art for ... Read More

  • World OTT Markets 2015

    ... principal OTT services for the period of 2010 to 2019. Markets covered: Internet access and usage, search, social, mobile, video, e-commerce, communication, cloud, digital (music and books) and online gaming The above markets are also ... Read More

  • Satellite's Growth Engines

    ... satellite orders per year are anticipated until 2020. This study aims to analyse the growth potential of three market segments that seem particularly promising sources of innovation and growth: UHDTV, inflight broadband Internet connectivity and ... Read More

  • Advertising and the second screen

    ... status as top mass medium. It compares the way ad revenue is progressing for both TV and the Internet, and looks at the rapid changes in TV viewers' behaviour. The report examines whether live TV ... Read More

  • Video Games in the Cloud

    ... (smartphones, phablets & tablets) and TV sets. This report aims to measure the degree of dematerialisation affecting distribution in each of the market segments above, independently of the technology used. We take into account services ... Read More

  • Digital Innovation in Retail

    ... an overview of the major issues and opportunities for retailers around technologies The second part presents the technologies seen as key to respond to changes in customer purchase behaviour. The third and final part outlines ... Read More

  • Audiovisual industry going global

    ... of internationalisation. There has been a marked escalation of transnational mergers over the recent period, indicating a new phase in globalisation of the industry. There is now pressure coming from two main angles: producers are ... Read More

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