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Codemasters Signs Agreement With AT&T For MMO Hosting

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PST

Codemasters' online gaming division has selected AT&T Inc. to host the company's first wave of online gaming platforms starting with D&D Online: Stormreach and RF Online.

In an increasingly buoyant gaming market, Codemasters is rapidly expanding its gaming portfolio, launching into the massively multi-player online (MMO) games arena with two new titles -- RF Online and Dungeons and Dragons: Stormreach. AT&T's hosting solutions are expected to give them a flexible, reliable, powerful hosting platform that can provide bandwidth on demand to support thousands of users who play each other in real time over the Internet.

"AT&T has just the sort of reliable, robust infrastructure we needed to launch into the MMO games market," said Mark Fowlis, network operations manager for MMO at Codemasters Online Gaming. "We will continue to look and use the latest advances in technology to enhance the gaming experience for our customers. MMO games are becoming bigger, faster and more impressive than ever before, and the hosting requirements for the technology we use more demanding. AT&T's worldwide presence, large-scale datacenters and IP infrastructure all provide Codemasters with the international platform we need today as well as future growth capacity."

AT&T will provide Codemasters with co-location services to house Codemasters state-of-the-art servers in secured, world-class Internet Data Centers in Amsterdam and Boston.

"AT&T is excited about supporting one of the world's leading brands in gaming," said Bill Archer, president of AT&T EMEA. "We're seeing tremendous demand for our hosting capabilities all over the world -- and gaming is one of our fastest-growing markets. This agreement clearly demonstrates the fact that we are the preferred choice for companies that want to focus on their end users while AT&T manages their infrastructure. We help keep online play fast and furious, by ensuring the highest level of reliability through our global IP network and business continuity services."

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