OneQode, IT&E collaborate to establish Guam gaming hub
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam is now playing a major role in international multiplayer gaming as a server and data center hub for OneQode, a global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company based in Australia.
Bilateral network peering between OneQode and IT&E was established in October and in May, IT&E provided OneQode with an ethernet private line and inter-cable landing transport between Guam’s RTI and Tata Cable Landing Stations.
By using Guam as a hub, gaming studios, publishers and server providers can connect players throughout the Asia Pacific region so they can engage with each other in real time on a level playing field.
In addition, Guam and CNMI Home Internet, BEAM and data subscribers can enjoy high-speed connectivity to OneQode’s services.
“Until now, Guam and CNMI locals have had subpar connectivity to our Guam gaming hub, but that’s now starting to change thanks to IT&E. We’re excited to be interconnected with IT&E, working together to drive the gaming experience in the region forward," said Matt Shearing, CEO of OneQode.
The Guam Gaming Hub has already been a part of a major gaming event. OneQode, in partnership with Australian tournament organizer Oceanic Esports, hosted a 5-day CS:GO tournament in May that included 96 total participants from 9 different countries.
“Our collaboration with OneQode is ideal for providing gamers in the Asia-Pacific region with connections they need. We’re thrilled that our world-class services will help highlight Guam as an epicenter for telecommunications," said Jim Oehlerking, CEO of IT&E.