TECHNOLOGIES,MEDIA AND BROADCASTING
TELUS | July 27, 2022
gamers across B.C. and Alberta can sign-up for the TELUS PureFibre Ultimate Gamer bundle with NVIDIA GeForce NOW cloud gaming service. TELUS offers the best networks for gaming, bringing customers the fastest Internet speeds available with the lowest latency and jitter. Gamers will have access to TELUS’ latest generation Wi-Fi 6 and personalized Wi-Fi Plus service, which offers professional installation, whole-home Wi-Fi coverage1, network security, and a dedicated support team. In addition to experiencing the fastest Internet speeds among all Canadian Internet providers2, customers get two years of NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW Priority membership where they can access more than 1,300 top PC games such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, Dying Light 2, Cyberpunk 2077, and Rocket League.
“Backed by TELUS’ world-leading PureFibre network, its symmetrical upload and download speeds, and our latest-gen Wi-Fi-6 and Wi-Fi Plus services, users experience low latency and a seamless online gaming experience, unmatched by any other provider, Now, through our collaboration with NVIDIA, we’re taking this experience even further, bringing Canadians the best in cloud gaming where they can connect to like-minded communities and thrive in gaming online.”
-Amit Nag, Vice-president, Entertainment and Education Services.
GeForce NOW is NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service that taps into the world’s most powerful GeForce servers. Playing PC games with a GeForce NOW Priority membership provides priority access to servers, six-hour extended gaming sessions, and RTX ON in supported titles for the best cinematic visuals. Even gamers on low-powered hardware can now play with amazing GeForce quality.
“Pairing GeForce NOW with TELUS’s world-leading communications technology will deliver a high-quality streaming experience to millions of Canadian customers, As part of this Gamer Internet plan, gamers on the TELUS network can now enjoy more than 1,300 PC games – including more than 120 of the most popular free-to-play games — streamed to nearly any of their devices with GeForce quality.”
-Phil Eisler, Vice President, GeForce NOW at NVIDIA
Members can download the GeForce NOW app on PC, Mac, SHIELD TV, newly added 2022 Samsung TVs, select LG TVs, and Android mobile devices, or visit play.geforcenow.com on select platforms, including mobile devices with iOS Safari. Gamers will be able to streamline gaming subscriptions through the GeForce NOW app, and play their favorite PC titles already purchased from popular digital stores like Steam, Epic Games Store, Origin, Ubisoft Connect and GOG.COM. GeForce NOW members can also experience games with and against millions of other PC players.
The PureFibre Ultimate Gamer Internet bundle starts at $120 per month for the first two years. For more information and to sign up, visit www.telus.com/gamers.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $17 billion in annual revenue and 17 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. Our social purpose is to leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to drive social change and enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. The numerous, sustained accolades TELUS has earned over the years from independent, industry-leading network insight firms showcase the strength and speed of TELUS’ global-leading networks, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better.
TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture provides innovative digital solutions throughout the agriculture value chain, supporting better food outcomes from improved agri-business data insights and processes. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that designs, builds, and delivers next-generation solutions, including AI and content management, for global and disruptive brands across high-growth industry verticals, including tech and games, communications and media, ecommerce and FinTech, healthcare, and travel and hospitality. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 25+ countries around the world.
Driven by our determination and vision to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS, our team members and retirees to contribute more than $900 million and 1.8 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.
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Globaldata Plc | June 17, 2022
E-gaming providers are revamping their cloud gaming subscriptions, expanding their gaming portfolio, and making their games available across more platforms. All that is required for cloud gaming is a subscription, a smartphone, TV, or laptop, and an internet connection. Telcos are well positioned to take advantage of the cloud computing market. Telcos can provide the connectivity to end-users to support cloud gaming and the network infrastructure such as data centers for cloud gaming providers.
The Europe E-gaming Market Research Report offered by GlobalData Plc highlights the latest developments among a selection of global e-gaming and entertainment companies. It also explores telco e-gaming and esports value propositions and provides a list detailing examples of telcos’ e-gaming and esports activities and offers in Europe.
Key Europe E-gaming Market Trends
One key trend in the e-gaming and esports market includes increased accessibility of e-gaming with free-to-play gaming models, mobile gaming, and cloud gaming solutions. The free-to-play (F2P) model has accelerated the adoption of video games and microtransactions have changed the economy of games. On-the-go gaming is growing on the back of the availability of high-performance mobile devices, irrespective of the price tag. More powerful devices with extended battery life coupled with 5G speeds paint a gaming future-oriented towards mobile. Furthermore, AR/VR technology is in focus as gamers demand more immersive experiences, blurring the line between reality and fantasy. Cloud gaming and streaming are transforming the gaming market as Netflix did for streaming movies. Metaverse-like games can provide an immersive and interactive gaming experience with a virtual environment where players can interact with each other and customize their spaces
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Key Findings in the Europe E-gaming Market
As fundamentally connectivity providers, European telcos can leverage e-gaming services to upsell/cross-sell customers and incentivize service bundling. For example, both SFR and Telekom Slovenije made cloud gaming available on their TV platforms, which further promotes their fixed and TV bundled services.
Telcos can provide the network infrastructure and data center capacity, and edge computing solutions, to host cloud gaming closer to the end-user, lowering latency and improving the gaming experience.
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Europe E-gaming Market Report Scope
Overview of e-gaming at a global level and analysis of the e-gaming value chain and key trends. This section also analyzes the latest developments in the cloud gaming market and provides an overview of a large selection of cloud gaming value propositions from technology companies and gaming providers.
Outlines ten telco e-gaming & esports value proposition strategies and provides examples of telcos’ current activity in the e-gaming & esports space.
Analyzes the e-gaming & esports value propositions, business models, and strategies of four telecom operators in Europe.
A number of key findings and a set of recommendations for e-gaming stakeholders, including telecom service providers are also provided.
Reasons to Buy
This Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination of the E-gaming value chain and business models. It helps executives fully understand the ecosystem, market dynamics, and latest developments. It helps telecom decision-makers determine key e-gaming (including cloud gaming) positioning strategies, formulate effective product development plans, and optimize return on investments.
Four telco case studies from Europe illustrate the findings of the report, providing insights into different telco e-gaming value propositions in the region, including services, monetization approaches, and partnerships. This will help telecom executives craft adapted e-gaming strategies to unlock new revenue streams.
The report discusses concrete opportunities in the e-gaming market, providing several actionable recommendations for e-gaming ecosystem participants, including telecom service providers.
GlobalData is a leading provider of data, analytics, and insights on the world's largest industries. In an increasingly fast-moving, complex, and uncertain world, it has never been harder for organizations and decision makers to predict and navigate the future. This is why GlobalData's mission is to help our clients to decode the future and profit from faster, more informed decisions. As a leading information services company, thousands of clients rely on GlobalData for trusted, timely, and actionable intelligence. Our solutions are designed to provide a daily edge to professionals within corporations, financial institutions, professional services, and government agencies.
PraSaga | May 23, 2022
Ahead of Meta Entertainment World's inaugural event in Monaco from May 23-24, PraSaga™, a Swiss foundation building the next generation of Layer One blockchain, is announcing that industry leader, Margaret Wallace, has joined the PraSaga executive team as Head of Gaming Technology and Metaverse. In this pivotal and pioneering role, Wallace will lead the business and technology aspects of PraSaga's gaming strategy, overseeing the activation of the quickly evolving gaming, entertainment, and Metaverse sectors.
On joining PraSaga, Wallace said, I'm a huge believer in the overall approach that PraSaga is taking when it comes to creating an extensible Layer 1 blockchain platform and, at its core, the company is about community and providing a safe, digitally advanced platform to support a greater driving purpose: to benefit humanity, make great stuff, and transform marketplaces. I'm excited to see how my experience can help grow this team, community, and brand as a whole."Wallace is no stranger to developing roles from scratch to address the emerging challenges and opportunities within the gaming space. She is an award-winning entrepreneur and creator of video games, apps, and interactive entertainment that span a variety of industry sectors, including entertainment, healthcare, education, XR, and neurogaming, to name a few. She will be leading SagaVerse efforts, which will start to roll out in the coming months.
"PraSaga has a commitment to innovation in gaming and Metaverse technologies. With Margaret's expertise in defining roles for the future and growing divisions, we have an opportunity to expand our day-to-day operations and grow our offerings that our communities rely on us so heavily for, Additionally, Margaret is uniquely positioned to take the lead here because it requires someone who thrives on imagining what could be and figuring out complex and novel opportunities."
-Michael Holdmann, co-founder, CEO of PraSaga
It's an exciting time to join PraSaga and to take part in its expansion into games and interactive entertainment, Wallace said. I am thrilled to be collaborating with the leadership team to deliver on PraSaga's vision for the Metaverse and for gaming, the most prevalent form of entertainment on the planet.
Wallace will be attending MEW Monaco with PraSaga's CEO & Founder, Michael Holdmann, and PraSaga CMO, Jay Moore. The partnership between PraSaga and MEW represents a natural alignment of principles, people, and purpose. In this case, from the vantage point of games and interactive entertainment unfolding in numerous Metaverse settings, activations, and contexts. Additionally, PraSaga and MEW have joined together with aligned goals of bringing blockchain and the Metaverse together in a secure and scalable way.
MEW's inaugural event will be on Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24, in Monte Carlo, Monaco, with PraSaga as a key sponsor. PraSaga will be leading a conversation on how blockchain helps build the next generation economy and how it will be visualized. Additionally, the event kicks off a series of events from MEW that will go from Monaco to Miami to Dubai to Seoul between May 2022 and April 2023.
As one of the most recognized female professionals in gaming and gaming technology, Wallace was named a Forbes "12 Women in Gaming to Watch" and was selected by Fortune as one of "10 Powerful Women in Video Games." As a bonafide first-mover, since 2018, Wallace has been, "exploring the potential that blockchain technologies usher in how gaming, interactive entertainment, and Metaverse spaces are delivered, monetized, and experienced," through recent endeavors at Tilting Point and Games for Change Accelerator.
PraSaga is a Swiss Foundation building the next generation of Layer One blockchain. PraSaga's technology solution solves many of the limitations that plague first-generation Layer One blockchains. The SagaChain™ successfully addresses lowering transaction fees, extensibility for supply chains, and significantly lowers development costs.