China Mobile and Ubitus launch 5G gaming service

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Ubitus and China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) have announced a new partnership to deliver a 5G cloud-gaming service to CMHK subscribers. Known as UGAME, the service will be available on mobile devices, making CMHK the first operator in Hong Kong to launch such a service. 

"Ubitus is delighted to collaborate with CMHK for 5G cloud gaming by using our industry-leading technologies."

Wesley Kuo, Ubitus.

And according to the Ubitus announcement, the plan is to “attract more 5G users by offering advanced performance powered by CMHK 5G network”. 

"Ubitus is delighted to collaborate with CMHK for 5G cloud gaming by using our industry-leading technologies,” said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus. “Bringing new business model, technological strengths and global connections in the gaming industry meet with CMHK leading position in Hong Kong, we expect consumers will enjoy the next level cloud gaming and pioneer 5G services."

Play games via 5G

UGAME is available to download via Google Play, and the platform will eventually support over 40 titles, with various types of games – from action, adventure, fighting, and causal – that can be played on a 5G-enabled device. 

The UGAME service is available for free during its beta launch phase, and subscribers can currently access World Rally Championship, The King of Fighters, and Metro 2033 Redux over 5G.

Ubitus, which already launched 5G gaming services for Vodafone in Italy and KT in South Korea, specialises in cloud-based gaming. To achieve this, Ubitus operates GPU virtualization technology and has developed its own cloud streaming platform. And via its GDK (game development kit), Ubitus provides a fast-to-market onboarding solution to support game companies and mobile network operators.

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