Radian Arc, Blacknut, and Celcom Launch the First Cloud Gaming Service in Malaysia
Celcom MAX customers can now enjoy high performance cloud gaming from any device
LOS ANGELES & RENNES, France – January 21, 2022 – Cloud infrastructure provider Radian Arc and gaming platform Blacknut announced today the launch of the first cloud gaming service in Malaysia, through a partnership with leading telecommunications player, Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom).
This partnership allows Celcom to offer AAA gaming experiences to its customers for an equivalent to less than $10 USD per month, a great value when compared to the cost of traditional video game platforms like PCs or consoles. Customers who add cloud gaming to their existing Celcom service packages can now access a large library of over 400 premium games directly on their Android or iOS devices, PC or Mac computers, or Android-based smart TVs.
This service is powered by Radian Arc’s proprietary GPU Edge technology, which is connected directly to Celcom’s network at the local data center level. This allows Celcom to provide low latency, low cost, and high performance cloud gaming to consumers via its mobile and broadband networks. Radian Arc and Blacknut are expanding their global reach with services in Malaysia and other new territories, like Indonesia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
“Celcom’s latest affordable add-on enables consumers who are ardent gamers to jump on the gaming bandwagon and enjoy the latest online games at their own convenience,” said T. Kugan, Chief Emerging Business Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad. “We also want to enable our customers to enjoy premium Cloud Gaming technology on Celcom’s consistent 4G network connectivity.”
“This new partnership with Celcom in Malaysia is a fantastic milestone for Blacknut that confirms our leadership position in the South East region. Thanks to our unique and extensive catalog of games, as well as the low latency and high performance provided by our cloud infrastructure partner Radian Arc, Blacknut has quickly become the leading cloud gaming solution for telcos. We’re absolutely delighted to join forces with Celcom with this first ever cloud gaming launch in the country,” said Olivier Avaro, CEO of Blacknut.
“We want to make cloud gaming more affordable and accessible to all audiences,” said David Cook, CEO of Radian Arc. “Our partnership with Celcom and Blacknut accomplishes that by offering the first cloud gaming service in Malaysia. Not only is cloud gaming available in the country for the first time, but it will improve the cost and quality of gaming experiences as a whole for many Celcom customers.”
Radian Arc’s cloud gaming solution uses GPU Edge technology and operator networks to process data as close to the end user as possible. While competing cloud gaming platforms have to accommodate different network requirements of each players’ service providers, Radian Arc and Blacknut can deliver consistent, high-quality entertainment to all Celcom customers.
About Radian Arc – www.radianarc.io
Radian Arc provides an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform for running cloud gaming, artificial intelligence and machine learning applications inside telecommunication carrier networks. Our teams across the USA, Australia, Central Europe, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan offer telecom operators a GPU-based edge computing platform without the need for capital expenditure, facilitating low latency and improved economics for value-added services and the monetization of 5G investments. Given the combined power and efficiency of 5G and GPU edge, Radian Arc delivers a high-quality content and cloud-gaming experience to consumers at a lower cost to telecom operators.
About Blacknut – www.blacknut.com
Blacknut is the world’s leading pure player cloud gaming service dedicated to the general public, distributed both direct-to-consumers and B2B through ISPs, device manufacturers, OTT services & Media companies. Blacknut offers the largest catalogue of +400 premium games carefully selected for the whole family, all included in a monthly subscription. The service is now available across Europe, Asia & North America on a wide range of devices, including PC, mobiles, set-top-boxes and Smart TVs. Blacknut was founded in 2016 by Olivier Avaro (CEO) and is headquartered in Rennes, France, with offices in Paris, Seoul and San Francisco. Blacknut is awarded with the Red Herring Top 100 Winner Europe.
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