CoreSite, a data center provider, will serve as TeliaSonera International Carrier's new Point of Presence (PoP) to serve its gaming, media, and entertainment customers.
The new Los Angeles-based PoP is part of TeliaSonera's (Stockholm: TLSN.ST) plans to expand its West Coast gaming managed colocation business that complements its East coast deployment at CoreSite's Washington, D.C.-based data center.
TeliaSonera has high hopes for its gaming service, which is part of a portfolio of managed IP services it provides to gaming companies to enable them to deliver uninterrupted access to gaming content.
Mattias Fridström, Head of Technology at TeliaSonera International Carrier, said that it "has been experiencing incredible growth, serving some of the world's largest gaming companies."
The service provider's ambitions aren't unfounded. Buoyed by new interactive online gaming applications like World of Warcraft, analysts forecast that the gaming industry will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2 percent over the next five years. This means that there will be a greater need for scalable on-demand data center facilities.
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