OneQode, IT&E collaborate to establish Guam gaming hub
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 company based in Australia.
Bilateral network peering between OneQode and IT&E was established in October 2021 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,” said Matt Shearing, OneQode’s chief executive officer. “We’re excited to be interconnected with IT&E, working together to drive the gaming experience in the region forward.”
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 five-day CS:GO tournament in May that included 96 total participants from nine 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 IT&E CEO Jim Oehlerking.
IT&E will continue to find opportunities to elevate its products and services for Guam, the Marianas and beyond.
OneQode is a global Infrastructure-as-a Service provider for gaming and real-time applications. The first to deploy servers in Guam for cross-regional gaming, OneQode operates a high-performance cloud platform designed for the demands on modern gaming. Learn more at oneqode.com.
IT&E has been serving the communities of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands for more than 35 years. It is a leader in wireless, broadband, voice and data solutions in the region, serving more than half of the population with one or more of its services. Its major shareholders include Citadel Pacific Ltd., SK Telecom and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. The IT&E story began in the late ’70s, when operators still connected calls manually via switchboard. Today, we have the widest and most advanced network in Guam and the Marianas and continue to serve with an unrelenting focus on customer satisfaction. For more information visit ite.net. (PR)