Data transfer speed has always been critical in online gaming.
A substantial lag could ruin the game experience and be followed by abandonment from players or even subscription cancellation.
Nowadays, the growing replacement of physical support with online transfer of game files is also a concern. And yet another factor is the mass demand for games as a spectator sport: be it by streamers or via international tournaments.
In this scenario it’s necessary to have, at your disposal, solutions that can adapt to variable needs: traffic peaks on release days, intercontinental connections among gamers or protection from data theft.
"With Akamai's vast network of servers across the globe and industry leading solutions we are able to consistently deliver engaging experiences for our end users, as well as provide a reliable and stable vídeo streaming platform for viewers to spectate live games."
— Ye Gang, Chief Technology Officer, Garena