Telecom operator Vi (Vodafone Idea) on Friday announced its partnership with gaming platform CareGame to offer 5G cloud gaming experience to its users in India. The company said that with 5G’s low latency technology, the cloud gaming industry is expected to democratise even further. Also Read - Vodafone Idea introduces new IR roaming packs for Fifa World Cup fans
“The online gaming industry is among the fastest growing entertainment segments in India and with the advent of 5G it is expected to grow many folds. Mobile gaming is a key agenda for us to drive engagement with our consumers”, Avneesh Khosla, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Idea, said in a statement. Also Read - Vi announces Diwali Bonanza offer for Vi users in Gujarat: Up to 75GB free data on select packs
As per a report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), India currently has a user base of 300 million mobile gamers. Growing at a CAGR of 38 percent, the Indian mobile gaming industry is expected to triple in size to a $5 billion market by 2025. Also Read - India’s 5G technology is indigenous, can provide to other countries, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman
“Our unique Mobile Cloud Gaming technology lifts all these barriers up so that all mobile gamers can enjoy all these great mobile games, whether being RPG, MOBA, Battle Royale, Strategy, Simulation, FPS, Racing or in any other genre”, said Benjamin Athuil, Co-founder and President of CareGame.
The company will showcase the service at the India Mobile Congress (IMC), being held from October 1-4 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Other telecom companies, Reliance Jio and Airtel, are expected to introduce their 5G services, as well. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will headline the event with his presence and will inaugurate the ceremony.