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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Market report
more The WiFi-first concept emerged in 2014. It uses Wifi in conjunction with cellular connections.
Wifi has always been considered as disruptive by the cellular industry because it is a low-cost solution to provide nomadic access.
Despite remaining technological hurdles, Wifi has gained traction for many players willing to eat into MNOs' revenues by jumping into the cellular-nomadic business.

This report presents the state-of-the art on WiFi-first and highlights strategies at play in a business that unites companies from three distinct worlds: Mobile - Fixed - OTT
DigiWorld Yearbook 2015
Market report
more Over the past 15 years, the DigiWorld Yearbook has become IDATE's flagship report, with an annual analysis of the recent developments shaping the telecoms, Internet and media markets, identifying major global trends and outlining scenarios of what lies ahead.
The mission of the Yearbook has expanded as digital technologies take on their central role in transforming various sectors including connected cars, financial and insurance services, healthcare, retail trade and the collaborative economy.
Public safety spectrum & systems
Market report
more PPDR usage worldwide is concentrated on a limited number of frequency bands. Among them, the 400 MHz is the most currently used for narrowband systems.
At the WRC-15 in November 2015, a decision is to be taken on allocation of frequencies for broadband PPDR spectrum. The 700 MHz is the best candidate at world level, with distinct scenarios being considered.

TETRA-like narrowband networks have served PPDR issues well in the last decade.
Major PPDR users and industry associations have defined LTE as the technology for broadband PPDR systems.

This report presents the considered pathways to broadband PPDR spectrum and systems for the next decade.
World Radiocommunication Conference 2015
Market report
more At the WRC-15 in November 2015, decisions are to be taken in one month on three major items: IMT/4G, Broadband PPDR and satellite.
A number of bands below 6 GHz are candidates for IMT technologies in Europe including the 700 MHz band.
In Europe, a minimum of 2x10 MHz is requested for Broadband PPDR. Channelling of the 700 MHz band is still being debated.

This report presents the major WRC-15 agenda items.
Emerging markets in Asia-Pacific
Market report
more This report looks at the TV and telecommunications (chiefly fixed and mobile broadband) markets in the main emerging countries in Asia-Pacific.

It provides readers with answers to questions such as:
• How are Asian markets structured?
• How are telecom markets evolving?
• How are TV markets evolving?
• What are the core trends in these markets?
• What strategies are satellite operators deploying in the region?

The final section of the report contains forecasts for the APAC region's broadband satellite and satellite TV markets up to 2018.
Voice over LTE
Market report
more This report provides an insight into the Voice over LTE market.
More specifically, we shall see the rationale for using the VoLTE solution rather than keep relying on good old circuit-switch technology, and understand exactly where mobile carriers are in terms of embracing it.
We shall thus discern the challenges that operators face in choosing this solution as well as the opportunities that it represents.
more New frequency bands are currently being allocated, or will be in the years to come, to mobile services and IMT technologies. Current LTE spectrum is fragmented, even if use of LTE is converging towards a few bands.

A number of bands below 6 GHz are candidates for IMT technologies in Europe and would be on the WRC-15 agenda. Other bands, above 6 GHz and potentially very high frequency bands, should also be considered.

This report presents the candidate bands for mobile use in Europe for WRC-15 and WRC-18, and regional and national examples.
LTE in the USA
Market report
more The USA is one of the most advanced LTE markets in the world in terms of subscribers, coverage, technology upgrades.
Based on our latest estimates, LTE subscriptions in the USA will reach 300 million at end 2018.
This report presents the deployment status of LTE in the USA and player strategies to reposition the LTE wireless business model.
more Terrestrial broadcasting plays a significant role in TV reception... but the UHF (Ultra High Frequency) band is highly coveted by the mobile industry.
Hybrid networks could provide an answer to spectrum scarcity in the UHF band.

This report presents the most likely scenarios for the UHF band and the role of hybrid networks between now and 2025.
Ultrafast broadband via Satellite
Market report
more This study reviews the current state of broadband markets in Europe and North America
It presents the latest developments observed on these markets and the emerging trends for consumer broadband
The potential of satellite broadband over these regions is analyzed in detail, as well as the strategies adopted by the main satellite players involved in this market.
LTE-Advanced & 5G
Market report
more This study details what LTE-Advanced brings to Mobile Network Operators and how it will help overcome the challenges of providing higher throughputs to more users.After detailing operators' deployment strategies, it presents the different features of LTE-Advanced and its roadmap before dealing with what 5G could look like.
Operators' strategies are evaluated as well as the benefits and challenges which the features of LTE-Advanced help to overcome.
On-board connectivity
Market report
more This report explores the leading on-board connectivity markets: aircraft, ships and trains, providing usage and market data, along with insights into the key issues and challenges at hand. It also examines how much of a threat LTE poses, and how satellite can prepare to take on this new rival.
The connectivity market for cars is examined in a separate IDATE report "Connected Cars - Overview and trends".
Market report
more The TD-LTE ecosystem is still in its early days but the commercial launch by China Mobile in December 2013 is going to boost the TD-LTE market.
Our estimates for TD-LTE subscriptions in December 2013, based on the data from our LTE Watch service, indicate fewer than 3.5 million subscriptions.
This report presents the TD-LTE deployment status in the main markets (Japan, USA, China, Australia, India), the device ecosystem and the technical aspects of the TD-LTE ecosystem.
more This insight evaluates the impact of new radio technologies on Spectrum management . It evaluates how these enhancements will help maximize the use of radio spectrum. It focuses on spectrum sharing with analyses on cognitive radio, white spaces, LSA (Licensed Shared Access) and LTE in unlicensed Spectrum.

This insight is part of the Spectrum watch which covers:
• a dataset
• three market insights
• a status report
• Direct access to lead spectrum analysts
The LTE-only market
Market report
more With LTE nationwide coverage a near-reality in some advanced markets, LTE-Only devices could provide benefits for both operators and consumers. Few operators have already launched LTE-Only devices. Verizon is one of the first to have done so with a digital camera and more recently a tablet. First LTE-Only handsets for instance should arrive on the market in 2014-2015.
This insight presents the state of deployment of this technology, analyses the drivers and hurdles related to VoLTE and presents the likely timetable for VoLTE commercial launch in the different geographical areas.

This insight is part of our ongoing monitoring LTE Watch that includes:
- Half-yearly updated datasets
- Half-yearly updated status reports
- Bimonthly market insights
- Direct access to lead LTE analysts
Latin America's emerging markets
Market report
more This insight provides a summary of the latest developments in Latin America’s broadband and TV markets. It delivers a snapshot of today’s markets, detailing available services and usage levels, along with an in-depth analysis of the overriding trends we are seeing in the telecoms and television sectors. And, finally, it offers readers IDATE’s market forecasts up to 2017, including customer and satellite transponder numbers.

This insight is part of our Satellite Watch which covers:
- an Excel database
- a Status report
- quarterly insights
- direct access to Satellite specialists
In-Flight Connectivity: Satellite vs LTE
Market report
more Our new insight In-Flight Connectivity provides its readers with a synoptic overview of the latest changes in the In-Flight Broadband market. It showcases the market's current services and usages, analyzes the various business models, details the existing satellite solutions and proposes a prospective for 2017, taking in account the emerging Air-To-Ground solutions based on LTE technology.

This insight is part of our Satellite Watch which covers:
- an Excel database
- a Status report
- quarterly insights
- direct access to Satellite specialists
Satellite: outlook for some key markets
Market report
more In this insight, IDATE experts identify which challenges will be especially key for satellite players in future, if they hope maintain satellite's positioning in relation to terrestrial solutions. These challenges are detailed through an exploration of four major satellite markets, including DTH, M2M, broadband and earth observation, along with up-to-date market data. They also provide a profile of the top players, satellite's main competitors and market forecasts up to 2017.

This insight is part of our Satellite Watch which covers:
- an Excel database
- a Status report
- quarterly insights
- direct access to Satellite specialists
The 700 MHz band
Market report
more This insight focuses on the adoption of the APT plan for the 700 MHz band. It summarises the situation of the first and second digital dividends for each geographical area.
• Will this frequency band be harmonised for LTE services? • Will Europe adopt this plan and associated technical parameters, and take advantage of the device ecosystem? • What’s the timeline for commercial LTE network rollouts?
more In this report, IDATE identifies the latest developments and major trends in the broadband and ultra-fast broadband markets. After a detailed analysis of the various terrestrial networks and their coverage, it examines satellite technology and the opportunities for positioning it as a complementary service to terrestrial networks to reduce the digital divides that currently exist in Europe and Africa.



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