Who we are

Canalys is a leading global technology market analyst firm with a distinct channel focus. 

We provide vendors with unique insight and intelligence through superior analysis services, custom research, and our innovative partner community and events.


Since Canalys was established in 1998, we have grown quickly to become world renowned for our research in channels and smartphones.

Our offices extend around the globe, with multicultural client-facing team members in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.

 Canalys provides:

  • Annual subscription services covering emerging tech, channels, IT infrastructure and mobility
    • Examples of content: Reports and analysis, quarterly market share data, channel splits data and forecasts combined with an enquiry service  
  • Custom projects and one-off datasets
  • Speaking engagements
  • Channels-focused events
  • Channels-focused online community
  • Canalys Event App

Subscription services

Our analysts combine market knowledge, approachability and data analysis to create the Canalys annual subscription services. Our dedicated mobility services span:

Within the IT infrastructure sector, our services encompass data centers, networking, security, unified communications, and the routes-to-market underpinning them.

Canalys is invariably first in identifying and researching emerging technology markets, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles and social robotics.

Regardless of the customer segment, we maintain an unrivaled analysis on technology distribution channels, including partner programs and sentiment trackers.

Candefero - Canalys' online channels community       

Authorised channel partners can join Canalys’ online channels community and forum, Candefero, which gives the opportunity to provide feedback directly to global channel leaders through sentiment trackers, polls and opinion surveys. The feedback and knowledge sharing from the channel partners is fed into the research provided in Canalys’ services and consulting.  

Canalys Channels Forum

Our unique relationship with several thousand partners forms the basis of Canalys’ acclaimed annual CCF events. The Canalys Channels Forum events bring together major technology vendors, distributors and resellers to discuss industry trends, forge new business relationships and create sales opportunities. The events are held across EMEA, APAC and LATAM.  

Canalys Event App

The Canalys Event App is a white-label solution, specifically developed for tech vendors and their channel partners to use at their own, highly influential partner events. We pride ourselves to have developed the Canalys Event App from the expertise in event app development that we have built in-house over the past decade. 

Our clients

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