• PlayGiga´s cloud gaming service will be showcased at the Rakuten Mobile Edge Computing stand
  • High definition service demo on 4G and5G networks for side-by-side performance comparison

Madrid, 25.07.2019 – PlayGiga, a leading cloud gaming pioneer with deployments in 5 countries and Research and Development collaboration projects with AT&T, Ericsson and Intel, will demonstrate their cloud gaming solution at Rakuten Optimism 2019 in Tokyo from July 31 to Aug 3.

Rakuten Optimism is an event series designed to inspire visions of a shared brighter future, as well as deepen the understanding of the services and ideals underpinning the Rakuten Group ecosystem. In line with the theme of “Welcome to the 5G era” Rakuten Optimism 2019 will feature top-tier speakers from around the globe and showcase Rakuten’s more than 70 services, including it 5G ready mobile network launching in October.

“Asia, specifically Japan, is currently at the vanguard of 5G,” said Javier Polo, CEO of PlayGiga. “We are delighted to collaborate with Rakuten in this event that shows how 5G and cloud gaming will totally reshape the way we play and consume games”.

PlayGiga´s ground-breaking cloud gaming platform will be showcased alongside other Mobile Edge Computing innovations built for 5G networks with the aim of demonstrating a superior user experience. Visitors to the booth will be able to play DEAD OR ALIVE 6 in high definition on both 4G and 5G networks in order to compare performance side-by-side.

According to analysts, Asia is set to become the world’s largest 5G region by 2025.  Mobile operators across the region will invest almost US$200 billion over the next few years in upgrading their 4G networks and launching new 5G networks. On the other hand, the global cloud gaming market  will be worth $2.5 billion by 2023 with Japan at the forefront aided by the availability of high-speed fixed and mobile broadband services in the market.