The cloud-gaming opportunity for operators

20 May 2020 | Research

Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (27 slides) | Fixed Broadband Services| Mobile Services| Video, Gaming and Entertainment

"Operators are the ideal sales channel partners for cloud-gaming service providers. "

Consumers spent USD130 billion on digital gaming worldwide in 2019. However, few operators are receiving any of this revenue, despite their core business being adjacent to the gaming market. Operators have the opportunity to secure a share of this revenue by entering the cloud-gaming (or game-streaming) value chain and embracing the new way of gaming.

This report answers the following questions.

  • How big is the cloud-gaming opportunity in the context of the digital-gaming market?
  • In which areas of the world will cloud gaming reach a significant scale in the medium term?
  • What are the main drivers for this?
  • Do operators already have the key assets for the launch and delivery of cloud-gaming services in their market?
  • Can operators play a role in providing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)?
  • Can operators launch their own cloud-gaming services, or should they partner with third-party service providers?

Operators’ opportunities in the cloud-gaming value chain


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