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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:
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An opportunity to look at the tremendous acceleration of players that have moved beyond the stage of adapting the Internet for the local market and really begun to innovate, notably in the areas of communications and e-commerce, while reaping the benefits of a fast-growing market that is already as big as Europe's.
The transition from circuit-switched to packet-switched services is a long-term trend, which has already deeply impacted electronic communications markets. Further fuelled by the roll-out of next generation fixed and mobile access networks it seems clear that PSTN services will be switched virtually entirely over by 2025. There is a mix of reasons why operators adopt all-IP. Cost savings are clearly an important part of the equation, especially in an industry that is struggling with decreasing or flat revenues.
Ultra Fast Broadband
It includes a detailed look at France's public-initiative network system as it currently represents the most ambitious scheme of its kind in Europe, or at least the most deeply committed. But there have also been recent announcements out of Europe's other key markets (Italy, Germany, the UK) over plans to increase the resources allocated to superfast infrastructures.
The World Consumer Electronics Market
It also delivers key indicators, market sizing and forecasts to 2020 for the following segments: TV and UHD TV, STB (cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV), digital media boxes (DMA, DMR, PVR, DVR, Blu-Ray, home consoles), portable media devices (tablets, smartphones, handheld consoles), personal computers (desktop and laptop).
The Digital Silver Economy
This report explores the technological innovations designed with older adults (age 65+) in mind, and for medical and social practitioners (caregivers, nurses and other healthcare professionals).
TV Broadcasters in the New OTT Environment
Using examples from North America, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, this report looks at major television players, public and private, free and pay, and their positioning strategy for Over-the-Top.
European Telecom Sector Benchmark
This benchmark shows progress similarities and differences on the path of growth of the telecom operators in Europe. Although revenues shrank and were restructured in the past five years, Telcos as Cablecos embraced differently the competition and the needs for investment in either wireless or wireline fast broadband networks.
Next Gen Telcos
This report provides an assessment of the potential futures for telcos by 2025, taking into account expected evolutions in the digital economy, with a focus on connectivity, IoT, OTT and IT markets.
This report analyses the technology and market trends around digital identity. It presents the major technologies used for authenticating end users and managing their digital identity, including some identity-based services such as e-signature, fraud detection and access control.
Telco and cableco video strategies
It analyses the different ways that pay-TV markets on either side of the Atlantic are evolving, and the progress being made by OTT services.
World LTE markets - 5G initiatives & MBB spectrum
A database (updated half-yearly): quantitative & qualitative data for 46 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 2020. 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.
OTT Communication Services
VoIP, IP Messaging, Social Networking, Unified Communication and CPaaS 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.
New LEO Projects
After a first wave of interest in the mid-1990s followed by several failures at the beginning of the 2000s, LEO constellations are again under the spotlight, with players such as SpaceX and OneWeb showing great ambition. These LEO constellations must bring reduced latency and increased capacity but how does it match with the market demand of today and tomorrow.
It explores the driving forces behind the market’s growth and transformation. Its examination of market trends in 14 major verticals is enriched by volume forecasts up to 2030 by four geographical areas and by five technologies.
5G and the Verticals
This study first introduces the concepts of 5G and the expected technical specifications that will provide new solutions to meet the requirements of vertical industries.
The Digitisation of the Automotive Industry
This report describes the various impacts of digitisation on the automotive industry. It examines the connected-car ecosystem, in terms of applications, implementation techniques and related business models.
The aim of this study is to obtain a detailed snapshot of superfast connectivity with a download rate superior or equal to 100 Mbps in big cities around the world and to draw out the top 10 selection.
Ultrafast Access Technologies
This state of the art allows for a comparison of the different technologies' technical performance, and to measure the pros and cons of each. The report gives readers a detailed snapshot of operators' current ultrafast broadband rollouts and future plans, for each class of technology.
This study on Artificial Reality, highlights technological and industrial trends and its state of the art as well as market figures and forecasts.
Cellular M2M Markets
It explores the driving forces behind the market’s growth and transformation, including an examination of major market trends, plus volume and value forecasts up to 2020 by region (4) and by country (25).
Audiovisual sector is growing flat and seems to stay at this pace for a while – thereby creating huge challenges for the industry. The shift to online is only one of several disrupting factors.
Smart Cities & IoT
This report explores the topic of the smart city from the perspective of the development of the Internet of Things in four vertical markets: mobility, the environment, public safety and managing flows (power, water, gas).
Telcos Customer Experience Management
The report compares the telecom sector with others -especially 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 blockchain technology.
UHD TV and Immersive Video
Recent technological developments in the audiovisual field, through new formats and innovative equipment, are providing greater immersion and improving our representation of the real world.
This report provides a detailed exploration of Blockchain technologies, their current applications and potential impact
World SDN/NFV market
This report provides an analysis of telecom network evolution and transformation to a software-based infrastructure.
LTE for fixed access
In developed countries, the deployment of superfast broadband (SFB) is today one of the hottest topics in connection with the convergence of fixed and mobile. Plans for replacing a landline with a mobile line are nothing new.
Sport content: TV vs. OTT
?While the latest negotiations for the TV rights to major sports resulted in record prices, and the Euro 2016 football and summer 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.
Telecom consolidation in Europe
?This report starts by presenting a panorama of the major moves and trends that have been observed in Europe recently. It continues with an examination of 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.
World LTE markets - 5G initiatives & MBB spectrum
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.
Digital Agenda Europe
This report examines the status of the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) in the 28 European Union Member States (EU-28) with respect to objectives 2 and 3: respectively full coverage for >30 Mbps connections and 50% coverage and take-up for >100 Mbps and higher.
Video Solution Providers
This report analyses the rollout of new IP-based video management and distribution solutions. This includes extensive company profiles which describe the positioning of leading players coming from the TV industry, telecom and IT equipment suppliers, Internet giants and start-ups.
The Industrial Internet
This report describes the phenomenon of the Industrial Internet. It analyses the impacts on the integration of IoT technologies into industrial assets (the 'smart factory'), as well as into end products.
OpenStack, the compelling cloud platform
This report presents the introduction of OpenStack as a major cloud platform and its effect on this industry.
This report introduces the potential value proposition brought by connected healthcare solutions in respective of both business users (caregivers) and individual users (patients). The particularity of health industries have been considered in regard to data sensitivity and regulation .
World Video Game Markets
The global video game market (including equipment) will grow from 74.5 billion EUR in 2016 to 107.6 billion EUR in 2020 (+9.6 % per year on average).
Public policies for UFB
This report explores ultra-fast broadband rollouts carried out as part of national government-backed plans, by taking a detailed look at the situation today in seven countries: France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
This study aims to identify and describe the key characteristics and challenges of the developing market of pay video-on-demand services by focusing on the United States market and major European markets (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, United Kingdom).
This report deals with the evolution of network sharing by Mobile Network Operators. Today established as a common practice, it is still differently undertaken depending on market and geography.
Mobile Security Solutions
An increasingly insecure mobile environment - Markets, trends & technologies This report examines the world of mobile security, providing a broad overview of the main players, their strategies and positioning, future trends and the market as a whole – its structuring and value chain (hardware, devices, IT, security, telcos).
This report gives an overview of the mobile payment market across m-commerce and in-store channels, in both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
New players, new solutions... the connected TV market continues to evolve against a backdrop of consolidation for on-demand TV services and the never-ending enhancement of available products.
Telcos Connected Objects Strategies
This report analyses the overriding trends and changes taking place in the five main connected object markets around the globe: automotive, healthcare, smart home, wellness and industrial Internet.
Key outcomes from WRC-15
Spectrum is vital for many industries. Spectrum allocations are decided at a WRC. At the most recent WRC, late in 2015, many hot topics were raised, including the allocation of new frequencies to International Mobile Tele-communications and to satellite services.
Privacy protection and use of personal data are central issues in how the Internet is being used. In an economy where data is the 'new oil', personal data is a highly valuable resource.
Digital Economy 2025
This report develops a perspective of where the digital economy, and in particular the telecoms and Internet sectors, might be headed over the next decade, to 2025.
Rethinking handset subsidies
This report looks at how operators are grappling with the issue of handset 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 their strategies.
TV in the Digital Single Market
Impact of current regulatory changes on the audiovisual value chain The Digital Single Market, or DSM is one of the European Commission's (EC) ten priority projects.
Telco video strategies
Three segments are addressed, starting from the overall 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 delivery options selected by operators are presented (telco CDN, hybrid TV solutions, managed and OTT delivery options).
LTE vs. Fibre
In both fixed and mobile access markets, the trend is one of increasing speeds, and especially the transition to superfast access (>30 Mbps).
M2M: a new momentum
Automotive, Consumer Electronics & Utilities the main drivers for consisting growth This report analyses the overriding trends and changes taking place in the M2M market around the globe.
Telco services for enterprise market
The massive and widespread use of the Internet has resulted in people's current need to be connected everywhere, in real time and with an optimal quality of service.
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.
It describes the major motivations on the part of consumers to purchase a smart home solution and the role of technologies in the market.
Telecom & IT Convergence
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.
5G full steam ahead
It then also draws a roadmap when, where and how 5G networks will be first deployed.
Internet of Things
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.
OTT Communication Services
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 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.
This report analyses the FTTx market in 2014-15 from the equipment suppliers' viewpoint.
New radio technologies for mobile networks
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.
The Gigabit Race
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.
Small cells and Wifi offloading
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.
Single Market Initiatives
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
World Network Optimisation Technologies Market
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, Telefónica, Verizon and Vodafone) in order to gather all necessary information to understand and assess issues & opportunities of these markets.
Satellites Growth Engines
?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.
World LTE market & MBB spectrum
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
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.
Advertising and the second screen
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.
This report describes the cellular connected device ecosystem, in terms of offerings and related business models.
Video Games in the Cloud
Our new study focuses on all market segments of the video game industry impacted by the dematerialisation of distribution, specifically: home and handheld consoles, PCs (including laptops), mobile devices (smartphones, phablets & tablets) and TV sets.
WiFi-first The new market disrupter
The WiFi-first concept emerged in 2014. It uses Wifi in conjunction with cellular connections.
The Internet is becoming not-so-free Over the last decade a completely new economy has evolved based on the Internet and OTT players. While this had until recently been actively encouraged to galvanise the economy, there is now simply too much revenue involved for the players not to receive regulatory intervention. This report looks into such OTT regulatory landscape in the key areas of net neutrality, competition, tax optimization, privacy, and copyrights; the key stakes in each area and how regulation is rolling out (or not) in various leading nations. Main countries covered include Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, UK and USA, with India, Taiwan and New Zealand also covered depending on the topic. The European Union as a whole is
Commercial and consumer drones
Market potential and outstanding issues in Europe and the United States Although still quite small, the civilian drone market is flourishing, particularly in France. A host of trials are being conducted with professional drones, and the first major contracts should not be far behind. Applications are many and various. The use of UAV in all industry sectors is opening up an array of new prospects. As in any nascent market, there is no shortage of issues to address, and stakeholders will have to rise to some major challenges - our study deepens these aspects. Furthermore, this report answers the following questions: What key properties must civilian drones have to meet market demand? What will the core applications be for UAV? Which players will secure contracts with ma
Digital Innovation in Retail
Retailers vs OTT players This report presents how the retail sector is impacted by technologies and what the consequences are for traditional players The first part of the report provides 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 the strategy of major bricks-and-mortar players in response to the introduction of online marketplaces.
Audiovisual Industry going Global
What options exist for European service publishers? The audiovisual market has always been a traditionally multinational industry. Within the industry, content production, publishing and distribution activities have highly varying levels 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 faced with constantly increasing production costs, and distributors are faced with continually high CAPEX levels and new competition from OTT players. European service publishers have to reinvent their strategies in this new globalised context, which is dominated by North American players. This report aims to: estab
Video embraces IT The entire video distribution sector is evolving rapidly, having to contend with consumers taking increasing control over their viewing, inside an increasingly IP-centric environment. To stay competitive, players along the image distribution chain need become more flexible and agile, to keep up with the growing complexity of video distribution. IDATE explores the concept of cloud TV and its role in TV and video ecosystems. The report looks at the way solution providers are positioned, and the strategies they are using to develop cloud TV products. It details the trends we are seeing in solutions, the key technologies being employed, along with the obstacles and opportunities for Cloud TV.
Public safety spectrum & systems
Which pathways to broadband PPDR networks? 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.
The Future of STBs
Challenges and prospects in an IP world In recent years, television STBs have experienced many changes related to the ever-growing supply of digital TV services and the profound changes we are seeing in how video is consumed. With the growth of IP and competitive OTT offerings, technological advances in both software and hardware, and the emergence of new competitors, the future role of STBs in homes is now under scrutiny. IDATE reports on the TV STB market by analysing the current situation and significant developments in technology, consumption and regulation. The report looks at existing business models, the impact of broadband's expansion and various market dynamics depending on the type of network used. It also details the various disruptive factors affecting the future
Consolidation in Europe
Momentum for the EU single market? Developments in industry and statements by decision-makers and stakeholders throughout the year 2014 confirmed that consolidation remains the key topic in the European telecoms industry. Major transactions have been finalized in a number of markets and new ones have been announced since IDATE published its latest report on consolidation in Europe in 1Q 2014. This new edition studies the reasons encouraging the consolidation of Europe's telecom industry. It assesses the drivers and hurdles for potential consolidation operations and reviews the consolidation trends as well as the political and regulatory environment.
World Video Games Markets and Forecasts, 2014-2018
The global market for video games represents a total of nearly 62bn€ in 2014 and we estimate a strong CAGR of 8.5% for the period 2014-2018. This study follows the development of key indicators for the sector over five years and makes an appraisal of the key segments: Home consoles Handheld consoles Offline computer games Online computer games Smartphone Game Market Tablet Game Market Digital Video Game Market
World TV & Video Services Markets
Terrestrial - Satellite - Cable - IPTV - DVD - Blu-Ray - Video on demand Our TV experts publish half-yearly their TV & Video Services observatory, covering 37 countries, 10 regions and world consolidated. This ongoing monitoring is accompanied by regular analyses and analyst viewpoints of trends, disruptions and industry
Trends and Scenarios for 2025 This report projects the challenges for telecommunications operators for the 2025 horizon. It analyzes use and market trends as well as ongoing structural changes in the industry to show a long-term vision of the role of operators. Finally, it offers a market calculation for 2025, according to three scenarios. The countries analyzed are: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Europe and World areas are also analyzed.
Opportunities beyond OTT: finance, retail, telecom and connected objects This report presents data monetisation options for selected verticals, beyond traditional development in pure online markets. The first part of the report provides an overview of the big data market and its impacts in terms of data monetisation opportunities open to all verticals. The second part presents current initiatives for data monetisation around upsell and cross-selling, direct advertising/marketing, value-added services (servicisation), intermediation and data resale for four key verticals: finance, retail, telecom and connected objects. The report provides an assessment of the major real opportunities in the selected verticals and their articulation with aggregators and platforms coming from
VoIP - IP Messaging - Social Networking: OTT vs traditional telco markets 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
World Radiocommunication Conference 2015
IMT/4G - Broadband PPDR - Satellite: decisions to take 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.
Wearables and its verticals
Reality check and market outlook This report describes the wearables ecosystem, in terms of applications and related business models. It analyses the wearables strategies of all types of players along the value chain. It describes the main drivers and barriers for wearables market take-off. It also provides forecasts in volume and in value for the main wearables categories.
Netflix in Europe
Local video players strike back As Netflix takes an important step in its international expansion strategy with almost simultaneous launches in six European countries, including Germany and France, this report examines the North American giant's prospects for success in its deployment strategy. It is based on an in-depth study of four European markets with varied profiles, namely Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. By comparing the major features of the audiovisual sector, analysing the main SVOD services on offer in these countries (national and North American), and identifying the strategies adopted by these services, the study reveals the key factors that are likely to promote or impede the development of Netflix in Europe. It also provides forecasts for
Telcos and Digital Services Strategies
Key opportunities around OTT and IoT This report analyses the key opportunities in digital services for telcos, with a focus on 5 major sub-segments (M2M, cloud, video/digital content, financial services and advertising/analytics). For each key digital market, the report identifies the market dynamics, the telco initiatives through an extensive benchmark provided as an appendix of 80 pages and the main opportunities for telcos. The report also provides quantitative estimates and forecasts of revenues for telcos on those 5 markets and on a few other additional markets.
Emerging markets in Asia-Pacific
What outlook for satellite? 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.
Telco Investment Challenges
Capex dynamics As the need to deploy superfast systems becomes apparent, telcos are signing more and more cooperation agreements (sharing, pooling, outsourcing) and seeking out new financing models. Based on an analysis of the global marketplace and its players (23 countries, 22 telcos profiled), this report examines fixed and mobile network CAPEX from 2008 to 2013, and analyses why the pace of investment picked up in 2013.
Raising revenue in a saturated market Average revenue per user or other revenue-generating unit is a key metric for any telecom operator. Maintaining or ideally increasing ARPU directly translates into higher levels of profitability and an improved capacity to invest – provided that parameters like SAC, SRC and churn are kept under control. When comparing different services such as fixed broadband and mobile as well as the evolution of ARPU in various regions of the world, one can observe significant differences. The reasons for this are manifold. They are partly rooted in consumer behaviour but also in such factors as market structure and the level of competition Mobile markets have become increasingly saturated with penetration rates standing well above 100% of population,
State of play, challenges and market prospects This is IDATE's fourth report dealing with the Serious Games sector. IDATE chose to focus its analysis on a specific segment of SG: human resources management. This was chosen mainly because this type of SG is currently the most widespread among businesses. IDATE measured SG's distribution level in the economy by focusing on its deployment in companies. In the 2010 edition of our study, we anticipated SG growth in SMEs around 2014, so it was therefore appropriate to see how accurate our estimates were. We also wanted to thoroughly test the games and discuss with their creators the trends and economic prospects of this complex sector that is difficult to comprehend as a whole.
World Internet Services Markets
Markets - Players - Strategies This yearly observatory - report and dataset - provides a comprehensive database covering all principal OTT services for the period of 2010 to 2018 covering service revenues and usages worldwide, regional and on a country level. 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 as Alibaba with their recent IPO. A detailed analysis of the dynamics of each OTT market is provided, including the key players, competition levels and IDATE's perspectives and outlook. Markets covered: Internet access and usage, search, social, mobile, video, e-commerce, commu
The Machine-to-Machine market, 2009-2018
This report analyses the overriding trends and changes taking place in the M2M market around the globe. It explores the driving forces behind the market's growth and transformation, including an examination of major market trends, plus volume and value forecasts up to 2018 by geographical area (four regions) and by country (25 countries). It also presents the quantitative evolution of the cellular modules, by application and by networking technology Forecasts up to 2018 by region and by segment: Revenues for module, hardware, connectivity, integration segments Installed base of M2M subscribers Installed base of different networking technologies Installed base of different cellular-networking technologies
New TV Platforms
Competition or cooperation between the Internet, TV and CE worlds? Over the last few years, video offerings have become richer, more fragmented and more interactive. Control of the service consumption platform has become a major issue of managing the link with consumers and monetising services. Three major industries are now teaming up or competing in the connected TV platforms market: Internet giants, Broadcasters and distributors of television services, Consumer electronics equipment manufacturers. This report details the features, services, potential partners and types of devices that provide access to the platforms of the major players. It highlights issues related to controlling the platform for the three sectors and the differences between strategies adopt
Markets, Technologies & Supply-side strategies The tremendous cost of new gen access networks makes monetizing them a crucial issue. Ultrafast-boradband (UFB) access providers' supply-side strategies are aimed at ensuring enough customers who will upgrade to a UFB service in order to generate substantial income. This report addresses the following key questions: What are the levels of current UFB ARPUs and how could there evolve in the 5 coming years? How to justify possible differences from one country to another? What are some of the most likely development scenarios for the ultra-fast broadband market? What are the main criteria to take into consideration? IDATE also provides UFB market estimates for 2013 and up to 2018.
Opportunities for Telcos around VoD, SVOD and Telco CDN This report analyses the choices that telcos are having to make in the arena of video, taking into consideration the costs tied to the ongoing traffic surge and the need for optimisation. It explores opportunities in the retail market , with the sale of managed services (chiefly VoD and SVoD to a lesser extent), and in the wholesale market, through the deployment of CDN solutions and access networks (telco CDN). The report includes case studies on OTT players' and telcos' video strategies.
The Future Internet in 2025
Open paradigms for personal data and platforms? This report presents a detailed perspective of potential futures for the Internet services market by 2025, with their impacts on the adjacent ICT market of devices, telecom and software and on non-ICT, vertical markets. By using assumptions regarding openness of ecosystems and personal data, it assesses the major disruptive trends around technology, usage, business models and regulations, to determine the greatest uncertainties that will shape perceptions in 2025. Four major scenarios – platform wars, low-cost islands, open innovation and 'pay per trust' – are identified and quantified, with breakdowns by business model (advertising, one-off payment, unlimited subscriptions and commission on sales) and by service (cloud, v