Cloud Gaming: an innovative service developed for Telecom Italia

Designed, developed and managed by Engineering, it allows users to play directly on their TV without the need to purchase a dedicated gaming console.

Engineering has partnered with Telecom Italia on the development of an innovative Cloud Gaming service named TIMGAMES. The service, the first in Italy of its kind and marketed since September 2017, is dedicated to residential Telecom Italia customers (fixed fiber/ADSL network) and allows users of the service to enjoy games directly on their TV without the need to purchase a dedicated gaming console.

Games can be enjoyed using an HDMI Set-Top-Box with an Android TV operating system connected to the home TV. The game runs physically on the remote server platform, that is in the cloud, and delivered via video streaming to the end user who interacts with the game via a gamepad.

As the sole supplier of the entire Cloud Gaming solution, Engineering has supported Telecom Italia in the dual role of:

  • System Integrator of the market solution produced by the Spanish supplier PlayGiga S.L. In this role, Engineering has taken care of implementation of the User Interface component (application installed on the STB at the end user's home) and of the entire backend solution that enables integration between the gaming platform, App and TIM systems.
  • Manager in full hosting mode of the HW infrastructure at its Assago Data Center through provision of the application and infrastructural Application Management service.