Ubitus and one2free Join Forces to Bring the First Commercial LTE Cloud Gaming Service to Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Jan 8th, 2013 ─ Ubitus Inc., the worldwide leader in cloud gaming solutions, announced it has empowered one2free, Hong Kong’s first 4G and leading mobile network operator, to launch Game Box, a cloud-based mobile gaming service that brings console quality games to mobile devices at a low fixed monthly fee.

Delivered in high-definition and powered by 4G LTE network of one2free, Game Box provides mobile gamers with flexible, on-the-go access to games in the cloud without the dependency of hardware such as CPU and graphic cards required by home-based consoles.

"As mobile bandwidth quality keeps improving, there are tremendous opportunities to satisfy consumers’ demand beyond existing TV/movie streaming services on mobile devices,” said Derek Chim, co-founder and EVP of Ubitus. “Ubitus is proud to support one2free in bringing the first commercial LTE cloud gaming service to the Hong Kong market, and we believe users will enjoy the excitement and convenience brought by Game Box to the customers."

Through Game Box, Hong Kongers can now access a wide array of titles on their mobile devices including favorites such as Street Fighter x Tekken, Street Fighter Arcade IV, Resident Evil and World Rally Championship. Over 20 titles are available at launch with a further 40 titles coming in February. This will be followed by monthly new releases and multi-player online games.

“one2free delivers quality mobile entertainment through its investment in a fast 4G LTE network supported by the latest devices. On top of this, we continue to develop platforms that bring HD quality music and gaming to our customers”, says Joehan Martinus, one2free’s director of Mass Marketing, “Now we can offer an exceptional experience in mobile gaming to Hong Kong with an accessible, console quality selection of games through Game Box on mobile device for a fixed monthly fee”. 

“Our platform offers a seamless low-latency gaming experience that, because of our superior 4G LTE network, will be difficult for others to match,” said Joehan.

The extensive hardware options were made possible by the recent upgrades one2free made to its 4G LTE network. These included doubling its 4G LTE cell sites for both 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands, as well as doubling its overall network capacity in high traffic areas and increasing population coverage to 95 percent. These updates, together with the progressive rollout of 4G coverage to most urban line MTR stations [1] (and all remaining stations by January 2013), have helped ensure that one2free customers have the consistent network speeds and cloud storage access needed to make quality mobile-gaming possible.

one2free customers can enjoy free trial access to Game Box for up to 30 minutes per game starting today. Monthly packages – priced at HK$38 for 300 game coins or $15 for 100 game coins, with the option to purchase top-up credits – will be introduced in the coming weeks. 1Including the Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Tseung Kwan O, Tung Chung, Disneyland Resort and Airport Express lines

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About one2free

one2free is a community-oriented brand with a mission to provide Hong Kong consumers with better, broader and faster mobile communications solutions at exceptional value that makes innovation affordable for everyone.

In 2011, one2free raised the bar by becoming the first mobile operator in Hong Kong with a commercial, city-wide 4G LTE-DC network.

More recently, the company transformed Hong Kong’s telecoms retail scene with the opening of a new 6,000 square foot flagship store in the heart of Mong Kok. The store offers consumers an immersive experience that brings to life the simplicity and benefits of mobile communications and allows them to experience entertainment, music and personalized accessories like never before.

About Ubitus Inc.

Ubitus Inc., the technology leader in deploying Cloud-enabled rich media services, offers innovative cloud computing solutions for device manufacturers, wired/wireless communication service providers, telecommunication operators and digital content developers. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the company now has 180 employees and offices in United States, Japan, Korea and China.

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