Hibernia Atlantic picked up a transatlantic bandwidth contract with OnLive, a cloud-based gaming provider. OnLive delivers on-demand games and related media to both PCs and mobile devices, which these days increasingly means tablets. They will be leveraging Hibernia’s bandwidth to deliver their games both in the US and the UK.
One doesn’t often see a gaming provider buy directly from a transatlantic cable, but Hibernia Atlantic has long been branching out from mere NYC/London wavelengths. That has been focused on the financial space for the most part though, so it’s interesting to see them pick up a gaming contract as well. Cloud-based gaming companies depend less on CDNs and more on raw bandwidth and low latency.
Hibernia has been rather quiet lately though, as they push through the work underlying their new Project Express transatlantic project aimed at staking out a favorable position with the newest, lowest latency cable. I’ll have to check how they’re coming along with that these days.