Blacknut and NOS team up to offer the first 5G cloud gaming experience in Portugal


News - Paris 2021-04-13


The collaboration between Blacknut and NOS makes more than 500 games available to play over the telco’s new 5G network

Cloud-gaming specialist Blacknut and NOS, the largest communications and entertainment group in Portugal, have teamed up to offer Portugal’s first dedicated cloud gaming experience in an exclusive partnership as part of NOS’s official 5G strategy. A demo of the new 5G service is available in dedicated stores. After the launch of 5G, NOS will deliver Blacknut’s cloud gaming service directly to its customers.

NOS is leading the implementation of the 5G network in Portugal, with ambitions of becoming a leader in the 5.0 revolution. 5G presents an ideal opportunity for mobile operators looking to innovate and launch new services, with cloud gaming an ideal showcase for what 5G can offer. The higher data speeds, increased capacity and lower latency are ideal for delivering PC and console-quality games to any connected device.

Blacknut is a leading cloud gaming provider that enables ISPs, device manufacturers, OTT services and media companies to quickly launch their own streaming games services, as well as serving gamers in 40 countries through its own-brand Blacknut subscription service. Blacknut already powers cloud gaming services for Telecom Italia (Tim Games - Italy), Swisscom (Switzerland), Partner TV (Israel) and POST (Luxembourg), amongst others.

This exclusive partnership with Blacknut proves the commitment of NOS to offer its customers the most innovative entertainment services of the market. The focus on bringing this pioneering cloud gaming technology offer to Portugal enables to reveal the countless possibilities of the 5G networks.

Said Daniel Beato, Executive Board Member of NOS.

Blacknut’s ability to help our partners quickly launch cloud gaming service without the need to invest in their own infrastructure or spend time building their own library of licensed games was a key factor in NOS choosing to partner with us. This new launch with NOS in Portugal is a great example of how 5G will bring new opportunities for mobile operators to deliver gaming and content alongside their core services.

Said Olivier Avaro, CEO of Blacknut.

More information on the 5G service NOS provides can be found here.

About Blacknut - www.blacknut.com
Blacknut is the world's leading pure player cloud gaming service dedicated to the general public, distributed both direct to consumers and B2B through ISPs, device manufacturers, OTT services & Media companies. Blacknut offers the largest catalogue of +500 premium games carefully selected for the whole family, all included in a monthly subscription. The service is now available across Europe, Asia & North America on a wide range of devices, including PC, mobiles, set-top-boxes and Smart TVs. Blacknut was founded in 2016 by Olivier Avaro (CEO) and is headquartered in Rennes, France, with offices in Paris, Seoul and San Francisco.

About NOS
NOS offers new generation fixed and mobile services, tv and internet solutions to all market segments (residential, personal, corporate and wholesale). By delivering 5G technology, NOS is at the forefront of innovation, showing the potential of the fifth mobile generation in the development of intelligent cities and 5.0 societies. NOS is also the leader in film distribution and exhibition in Portugal and owes the greatest number of cinema complexes and cinema theatres in Portugal.

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Blacknut is the world's leading pure player cloud gaming service, with the largest catalogue of premium games for the whole family, all included in a monthly subscription.

Blacknut is the world's leading pure player cloud gaming service, with the largest catalogue of +500 premium games for the whole family, all included in a monthly subscription. Blacknut is available across Europe, Asia & North America on a wide range of devices, including PC, mobiles, set-top-boxes and Smart TVs.