Vodafone Idea (Vi) join forces with Paris-based CareGame to bring 5G mobile cloud gaming to India

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Prominent telecom operator Vodafone Idea (Vi) has partnered with a Paris-based gaming technology company named ‘CareGame’ to launch 5G mobile cloud gaming in India.

Vi, in a statement, has said that it will demonstrate 5G cloud gaming to its users at the India Mobile Congress (IMC), held from October 1-4 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

“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.

According to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report, India has a user base of 300 million mobile gamers. Increasing at a CAGR of 38 percent, the Indian mobile gaming industry is expected to grow triple in size to a $5 billion market by 2025.

“Our unique Mobile Cloud Gaming technology lifts all these barriers 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.

Earlier this year, Vi had signed a deal with Nazara Technologies to launch Vi Games on the Vi App. The platform on the Vi App offers over 1,400 gaming titles across 10 popular genres such as – action, adventure, arcade, casual, education, fun, puzzle, racing, sports, and strategy. Nazara is India’s first listed online real money gaming company.

“There is a significant uptake of gaming consumption in India with more than 95% of gaming enthusiasts using the mobile device to enjoy a wide variety of content. We see gaming as a major focus area of our digital content strategy, and we intend to build a comprehensive play encompassing most facets of gaming to establish Vi as a preferred destination for both casual and serious gamers. Avneesh Khosla, chief marketing officer, Vodafone Idea, said earlier.