Taipei/Darmstadt, June 6 , 2013 ─ Ubitus Inc., the worldwide technology leader in cloud gaming solutions, and Deutsche Telekom today announced a partnership with the goal of bringing the first commercial cloud gaming service to Germany.
The cloud gaming service will first be available to users of Gamesload, Deutsche Telekom’s games portal and one of the leading gaming platforms in Germany. The service will firstly be available on PCs and Macs, with other screens and devices to follow later. Users benefit from instant access to a variety of games without the need to wait for downloads and installation to finish. This “instant access” to games widens the audience for games and also lowers the entry barrier for players as no high-end hardware is required on the user side. All the processing is done on high-performance servers and the content is streamed from best-in class data centers.
“At Gamesload, our goal is to offer highly innovative and unique services with the easiest access possible. The cooperation with Ubitus is a prime example of two companies combining their strengths for the benefit of our customers," said Marko Hein, Vice President Games, Deutsche Telekom.
“Ubitus is truly excited to join force with Deutsche Telekom and be selected as the technology backbone for its cloud gaming service,” said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus. “We believe German consumers will be amazed how effortlessly it is to enjoy console-quality games directly and instantly from their existing devices over Deutsche Telekom’s robust and speedy network.”
The commercial launch of the cloud gaming service on Gamesload is scheduled for some time later this year.
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with more than 132 million mobile customers, over 32 million fixed-network lines and 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2012). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has 230,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.2 billion in the 2012 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2012)
Gamesload, the gaming platform of Deutsche Telekom, has been one of the leading gaming platforms in the field of commercial PC game downloads since 2006. Its portfolio currently comprises more than 2,500 PC and casual games, over 150 free online games and more than 30 browser games. The games flat rate allows users to access a large number of products online, which they can play as often as they wish during the subscription period.
Ubitus Inc., the technology leader in deploying cloud-enabled rich media services, offers innovative cloud computing solutions, including patented GameCloud® , 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 over 200 employees and offices in United States, Japan, Korea and China
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