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Our regularly updated research catalog is organized around four areas that cover 10 specific categories. Each of these provides insight into key markets through a comprehensive set of deliverables – datasets, reports and slide decks. Contact us for the complete list of publications and pricing conditions for single studies or packages.

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Wireless Telecom & Over-The-Top Video Distribution & Devices
Personal Data & Advertising

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Cable dynamics
Market report
more Cable companies are in the spotlight these days because of the value that their networks and subscribers 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 on an analysis of the current situation in the different countries and of key market players, along with an examination of the latest technical developments and what lies ahead for the cable market.
The report focuses in particular on the threat to cablecos' TV and video revenue, the growing importance of fixed-mobile convergence in stakeholders' strategies, and the race against telcos to deliver Gigabit-speed access.
Telecom & IT Convergence
Market report
more This report describes the phenomenon of convergence currently underway on some telecom and IT markets with the involvement of telecom 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 and IT players involved on these converging markets.
Finally, the report analyses the phenomenon for both telecom and IT players.
5G full steam ahead
Market report
more This report provides its readers with the state of the art regarding the 5G project:
• An overview and summary of the main international 5G initiatives
• 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 roadmap when, where and how 5G networks will be first deployed.
Connected Cars
Market report
more This report describes the connected car ecosystem, in terms of applications, implementation techniques and also related business models.
It analyses the connected car strategies of manufacturers, mobile carriers and application providers.
It also provides insights regarding self-driving vehicles in terms of the six levels of autonomy and automation, from zero through partial to full, of the state of deployment by manufacturers and of the involvement of other players.
It describes the main drivers and barriers for connected car market take-off. It also provides forecasts in volume and in value for mobile carrier opportunities.
Video distribution operators
Market report
more This report summarises the latest developments in the operator video ecosystem and explores the different positions operators are taking up to stay competitive, while drawing distinctions between terrestrial, satellite, cable and telecoms operators. Detailed profiles of leading operators help to feed this analysis.
Internet of Things
Market report
more Within this new study we provide a clear definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) concept in structuring genuinely its related markets. We also identify the main drivers for a quick market adoption and stress out why the IoT concept will be an ever more disruptive element in the current ICT ecosystem, highlighting impacts for traditional players and of new entrants.
Furthermore, the report provides its readers with analyses -quanti- and qualitative - of a selection of IoT markets accompanied by detailed growth prospective from now until 2025.

Figures & Forecasts (2013-2025) are available in the report and its dedicated dataset , for the markets and industries as indicated below:
• World consolidated • North America • Latin America • Europe • APAC
• Utilities • Automobile • M2M electronics • Consumer electronics • Pharmaceutical • Healthcare • Wearables • Smart city • Transport • Security • Commerce • Smart home • Livestock • Pets • Textile
World Online Advertising Market
more The World Online Advertising market package includes:
- a database with quantitative data on online advertising, the key market for monetization of personal data, up to 2019 for 15 countries (USA- UK –France –Germany –Italy –Spain –Japan -South Korea –China - Brazil – India – Russia – Turkey - South Africa – Switzerland), 2 zones and world consolidated. Six sub-segments are estimated for each country: search, display, mobile, RTB, social networking and video.
- a status report providing an analysis of key trends and technologies around personal data today (including privacy challenge, retargeting, VRM, regulation, new data measurement techniques, etc.) and also includes an overview of the world leaders and their KPIs (Google – Facebook – Yahoo! – Microsoft – Twitter – Amazon – Apple)
OTT Communication Services
Market report
more This report provides an in-depth analysis of the OTT communications market, both through figures and forecasts of market value (global, EU28, APAC and US), and through strategic analyses of the major players concerned.

The VoIP market (such as Skype), the IP messaging market (such as WhatsApp), and a portion of the social networking advertising market (such as Facebook) make up the OTT communication market, and the dynamics of each of these market segments are examined.
The various business models that have appeared, and the recent trends of acquisitions in the market, are also analysed.
One of the key analyses in this report is the comparison with the telco communication market. The myth of 'OTTs taking away telco revenues' is scrutinised, together with the effectiveness of the responses available to telcos.
FTTx services and pricing
Market report
more This report provides case studies on a selection of telcos and cablecos that are leaders in the superfast access market.
Each case study includes details 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 features of the SFB strategies being employed by the ISPs:
• Main technical solutions used
• Availability of bundles
• Number of different speeds on offer
• Pricing
Mobile Video
Market report
more The mobile video market is fairly unstructured, and includes a wide variety of service offerings and business models yet to be consolidated. In addition, 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 remains to be seen.

This report presents the key technologies under development,current issues and both the existing and potential future ecosystems. Three scenarios for 2025 are presented, which aim to anticipate the scope of the market and potential winners in 10 years.
more This study examines the key radio technologies for mobile networks in the five years to come. 4G evolutions and 5G networks will 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 power consumption or reduced device cost.
Improvements in carrier aggregation support will enable mobile operators to fully exploit their spectrum asset and to provide higher data rates to their customers while expanding their network capacity. Improvements in antenna systems will enable higher spectrum efficiency, reduced interferences and operation of mobile systems in frequency bands above 6 GHz.
In the longer term, innovations in 3GPP Release 14 will focus on latency reduction, use of unlicensed spectrum by mobile networks, massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna use, active antenna systems and indoor positioning.
Further Releases will pave the way for 5G with use of spectrum above 6 GHz, improvements in signalling and control, work on new modulation schemes, 3D massive MIMO, cognitive radios and ultra-dense HetNets.
FTTx vendors
Market report
more This report analyses the FTTx market in 2014-15 from the equipment suppliers' viewpoint.
It takes a look at the different super-fast broadband (SFB) technologies and their evolutions.
It delivers a market analysis, with particular focus on equipment suppliers' strategies around the world.
It also provides market 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 and Dasan Networks, for the purposes of this report.
The Gigabit Race
Market report
more The Gigabit race is now a reality, especially in the United States where private sector players and local authorities are all getting involved 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 the marketplace.

This report explores regional approaches to Gigabit-speed access, and describes how the different types of players are positioned. Private and public sector stakeholders may not have adopted the same strategies, but all have a vital role to play in this search for increased network performance.

The report begins by providing some background on so-called Gigabit technologies. Although FTTH is the only one currently able to deliver a 1 Gbps connection, copper and coaxial cable systems could well undergo technological upgrades in the very near future that will allow them to rival optical fibre.

Lastly, the report takes a look at the services and usage side of things, and confirms that ultra-fast broadband is a natural progression from superfast broadband: with no specific application that today requires a 1 Gbps connection, the need for increased bandwidth is being spurred chiefly by a rise in the number of users with a simultaneous connection... although future innovations could change all that.
World Consumer Electronics Market
more Our study Consumer Electronics focuses on video devices and explores the main technological and industrial trends in 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 a highlight on Ultra HD TV set sales (volume and value) and its prospective up to 2019.
The study includes a report and a detailed dataset.
Small cells and Wifi offloading
Market report
more As mobile data proliferates so too does the demand for capacity and coverage.
Many options exist to cope with data surge. Small cell deployment and 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 a heavily deployed and cost-effective solution promoted by MNOs themselves for offloading, and by alternative players willing to eat into MNO revenues.

This report presents the state-of-the art of the small cell and Wifi opportunities to close the gap and highlights strategies at play. It also gives the flavour of future scenarios.
Single Market Initiatives
Market report
more Europe's telecoms sector was considered a success story for many years. Yet, despite more than 20 years of European telecoms policy and a common regulatory framework, the 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 notably in terms of revenues and subscribers of electronic communications services and presents some key comparisons with other regions in the world.

In the following the report elaborates on the legacy regulation and the negotiations that led up to the finding of a compromise on the Telecom Single Market package by the European institutions.

The last chapter of the report presents the Digital Single Market, the Juncker Commission's digital flagship initiative and takes a closer look at two of its key elements; i.e. the discussion about digital platforms and the review of the common regulatory framework
more This study provides quantitative and qualitative data as well as analysis on the main telecom network optimisation technologies including:
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 key network optimisation technologies, coming along with the impact on strategies of the key telecom equipment makers (Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Networks) and major telcos (AT&T, DT, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefσnica, Verizon and Vodafone) in order to gather all necessary information to understand and assess issues & opportunities of these markets.

2. Dataset (xlsx)
Data & Forecasts up to 2019 covering seven main network optimisation technologies for three regions
- North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific as well as World consolidated
- Network optimisation technologies consolidated by zone with a breakdown by Traffic and policy management, Telco WiFi, Mobile Backhaul, Video optimization infrastructure, SDN/NFV, Cloud equipment, OSS/BSS
World TV & Video Services Markets
more Our TV experts publish half-yearly their TV & Video Services observatory, including a report and a database, covering 38 countries, 10 regions and world consolidated.
This ongoing monitoring is accompanied by regular analyses and analyst viewpoints of trends, disruptions and industry moves.
World LTE market & MBB spectrum
more The bundle World LTE market & MBB spectrum includes two deliverables dealing with both LTE and spectrum issues:
1. A database (updated half-yearly): quantitative & qualitative data for 45 countries, 6 zones & world consolidated - 76 LTE operator sheets are also available. It gathers information about spectrum issues, technologies, revenue & subscriber data & forecasts up to 2019. It presents the current status of the main mobile broadband frequency bands and results of auction processes including allocation modes, prices paid by each licensee, quantity of spectrum acquired by player, technology, price paid per MHz per PoP for 10 years and detailed information on the regulatory status.

2. A report (updated half-yearly) providing you with the state-of-the-art regarding LTE: overview of dynamics in LTE markets up to 2019 by geographical area and by technology. It also provides you with analyses of the worldwide LTE market status, LTE pricing, new services, technological issues, recent pieces of news on spectrum allocations, spectrum prices comparison, roaming, chipsets and devices.
With regards to spectrum, latest developments in the field are highlighted. Information include the main evolutions of the regulatory framework, spectrum sharing issues and new radio technologies, the 700 MHz band status, mobile spectrum in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, North and South America, and Africa Middle East, and spectrum valuation.
World OTT markets
more This yearly observatory – report and dataset- provides a comprehensive worldwide and regional/country level market value database covering all 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 dissected from a business model angle, to include both paid revenues and advertising revenues from display formats including RTB
• 4 regions and 15 countries covered: World, EU28, EU5, APAC; Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA
• The total telco services market is also provided as a means of comparison with the OTT services market

Case studies of the principal Internet players (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft), including their acquisition and platform strategies are looked into, whilst also looking at other major players and trends to emerge, such sharing economy players (Airbnb/Uber) and impacts on regulation, and a look at players’ financials. A detailed analysis of the dynamics of each OTT market is provided, including the key players, competition levels and IDATE’s perspectives and outlook.
Satellite's Growth Engines
Market report
more The space industry seems confident in the future of the sector, especially according to manufacturers' forecasts, which show that about 20 telecommunications 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 inflight mobile communications.
For each of these market segments, the report seeks an understanding of what trade-offs exist in terms of range of services, player strategies, business models and technology solutions.
The expected impact of these market segments on the space industry is also evaluated and illustrated as market forecasts for 2020.

This study aims to answer the following questions in particular:
• Will Ultra HD drive the future of satellite TV broadcasting?
• Will LEO constellation projects bear fruit and will they revolutionise the broadband satellite market?
• Does the inflight connectivity market represent a real growth driver for satellite or is it to suffer from competition from terrestrial solutions, particularly LTE?
World FTTx market
more The bundle World FTTx market includes two deliverables:
1. A report analysing the developments in FTTx markets up to 2019.
It 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 the ultrafast broadband markets: Services and tariffs, ultrafast broadband market

2. A half-yearly updated dataset covering:
- 70 countries & 250+ player sheets including their roll-out projects
- data for markets at December 2014 & forecasts up to 2019 for home passed and subscribers by architecture (FTTH/B, VDSL, FTTx/Docsis 3.0, FTTx+LAN)

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Advertising and the second screen
Market report
more This report explores how live TV will need to change its advertising practices to handle growing competition from the Internet and protect its 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 needs to borrow certain recipes from the Web, to line up with viewers' new habits and advertisers' new demands.
It explores the new possibilities opened up by the simultaneous use of the second screen by TV viewers, to deliver a new, more interactive and targeted experience to users and advertisers alike.
It concludes by assessing the development outlook for these new brands of advertising, and details the obstacles that are likely to impede television's path to merging with the Internet.
Content Economics
more This report analyses the four major segments of the content industry:
• books
• recorded music
• video games
• video
For each sector, it details key market figures, analyses the dematerialisation cycle, its impact on industry structure and value distribution, and estimates the impact of piracy.
It then offers a cross-analysis of the trends common to all four sectors.
Finally, it provides 2015-2019 market forecasts for each of the four sectors on a global scale, focusing on six key countries and four regions.
World Telecom Services Market
more This study includes two deliverables:
1. A report (ppt format) providing readers with the current 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 service revenues and usages with data and forecasts up to 2019 for 26 countries, 6 regions & world consolidated.

These deliverables are updated every 6 months, the present bundle does not include updates.



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