Radian Arc, Blacknut and stc Group launch cloud gaming services in Saudi Arabia
stc customers can now enjoy high-performance cloud gaming from any device
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – January 18, 2023 – Cloud infrastructure provider Radian Arc, leading digital enabler stc Group, and gaming platform Blacknut today announced the launch of cloud gaming services for millions of customers in Saudi Arabia. stc Group customers can enroll in a cloud gaming subscription or add to their existing plans.
This partnership allows stc Group to offer AAA gaming experiences to its customers at modest costs similar to traditional video game platforms, such as PCs or consoles. Customers who add cloud gaming to their existing stc service packages can now access Blacknut’s large library of over 500 premium games directly on their mobile and tablet devices.
This service is powered by Radian Arc’s proprietary GPU Edge technology, which is connected directly to stc’s network at the local data centre. This allows stc to provide low latency, low cost, and high-performance cloud gaming to consumers via its 5G networks.
“We want to make cloud gaming more affordable and accessible to all audiences,” said David Cook, CEO of Radian Arc. “Our partnership with stc Group and Blacknut accomplishes that by offering robust cloud gaming services in Saudi Arabia and improving the cost and quality of gaming experiences as a whole for many stc customers.”
“We are always working on developing the gaming structure to enhance this area in KSA. With the growth of cloud services, e-gamers can better enjoy their gaming experiences, hence we are on the run to develop and provide e-gamers, with an outstanding experience”, said Turki Alnaim, Growth Services and Strategic Partnerships VP, stc.
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 the different network requirements of each players’ service provider, Radian Arc and Blacknut can deliver consistent, high-quality entertainment to all stc 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 stc – www.stc.com.sa
With it headquarters in Riyadh, stc Group is the largest in the Middle East and North Africa based on market cap. stc Group was established in 1998 and currently has customers around the globe. It focuses on providing services to enterprise and consumer customers through a fibre-optic network. stc group was among the first in MENA region to launch 5G networks and was considered one of the fastest globally in deploying 5G networks as stc already deployed around 6,000 5G towers at end of 2020. stc group has 14 subsidiaries in the Kingdom, gulf and around the world. In Saudi Arabia (the group’s main operation site) stc operates the largest modern mobile network in the Middle East as it stc managed to spread the 5G network by 100% throughout the Kingdom. In addition to the above-mentioned, stc Group is a strong regional player in IoT, managed services, system integration, cloud computing, information security, big data analytics fintech and artificial intelligence. For more information, please visit https://www.stc.com.sa; or to follow us on Twitter: @stc, Instagram: @stc_ksa
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 +500 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.
TriplePoint PR, for Radian Arc
Wejdan Alhawtan Media content manager, stc