TAIPEI and SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Ubitus Inc., the worldwide cloud gaming leader, and KT Corporation, the largest telecommunication service provider in South Korean, are excited to announce their partnership in cloud gaming service today.
KT Corporation has launched its gaming service "Wizgame" on IPTV Set-top-box and plans to strengthen the service by extending game line up in this year. With the collaboration with Ubitus, more blockbuster game titles from leading game companies worldwide will be expected to land on KT’s "Wizgame" going forward. Users will be able to download the updated app in KT’s Appstore from April.
Moreover, KT’s HTML5 Set-top-box devices (three to five models) will be upgraded to support cloud gaming by April, which would enable 60%~70% of existing KT IPTV 5 million subscribers to access cloud gaming service. Ubitus is also aimed to support as many set-top-box devices as possible to expand the device coverage. By the end of this year, 80%~90% subscribers would be able to enjoy cloud gaming service.
Powered by Ubitus’ GameCloud ® solution, KT’s set-top boxes can deliver instant console gaming experiences on demand without the need for users to equip with expensive high-end computers or game consoles as prerequisites. Users will be amazed by the incredible console-level gaming experience, similar to that of PS4 or Xbox, streaming down via their home broadband connections from the cloud.
"Ubitus is thrilled to collaborate with KT and bring ‘Wizgame’ cloud gaming service to the next level in Korea market. We are devoted to enhance customers’ satisfaction by bringing more attractive services and contents to users," said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus.
About Ubitus Inc.
Ubitus Inc. has the world’s leading game virtualization technology and cloud-streaming platform. It strives to provide a more pervasive gaming user experience using top-notch technology, allowing players to play the best games at any time and any place as long as they are connected to the internet. The services are compatible across devices, platforms, and networks. It doesn’t matter if the player is using a smart phone, tablet, PC, or smart TV.
As one of the leaders in cloud gaming technology and game streaming services, Ubitus has entered into long-term partnerships with top-notch international game developers, becoming the agent for many classic gaming masterpieces. It has penetrated the Japanese, Korean, US, Hong Kong, and mainland Chinese market. It has liaised with leading telecom service providers, online service providers, and game makers everywhere to provide services to local gamers.
The company was established in 2007, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. It currently has 140 employees, and has offices in the US, Japan, South Korea, and Mainland China. Since it was established, it has been generating record-breaking achievements in the global cloud gaming market and received widespread industry recognition in the respective countries and regions.
For more information, please visit the website of Ubitus: http://www.ubitus.net.
About KT Corporation
KT Corporation is a South Korean integrated wired/wireless telecommunication service provider. KT focuses on information and communications business, and it has the largest portion of the South Korean local telephone and high-speed Internet market. Originally founded in 1981 as a public corporation, KT actively led Korea’s transition to the information era and played a key role in promoting the growth of Korea into a globally recognized IT superpower.