A Telstra Game Optimiser open beta will be on offer next week, running into November and available to all Telstra NBN fixed broadband customers with an eligible smart modem.
The service is developed in collaboration with Netduma and leveraging its DumaOS, and is said to provide the following benefits to customers:
- combat network congestion by prioritising gaming traffic and their gaming device over other internet-connected devices and internet traffic in the house (e.g. video streaming)
- reduce jittering/lagging by making sure their gaming device gets more bandwidth allocation
- improve multiplayer performance to handpick the closest servers to improve latencies
- break down the live home network usage to spot bandwidth-hogging programs and devices
“We know the in-home network experience is important for customers, especially for online gamers where mere milliseconds can mean the difference between victory and defeat. There are millions of gamers in Australia, and a lot of them choose to play with Telstra because of our leading fixed network. Now we have a way to give our customers the controls to do their own fine tuning within their home network to help improve the latency experience for their gaming,” said Nathan Gumley, Telstra’s Principal for Gaming.
“Telstra’s Game Optimiser is not only about improving the networking experience in-home, it’s about giving players greater peace of mind and control over their gaming in-home traffic, where the online gaming servers they connect to are located, and removing technical barriers to help customers perform at the top of your game.”
“DumaOS is used to optimise connections and get the most from online gameplay worldwide, but Telstra was the first to realise that DumaOS could be integrated directly to your service provider modem. By providing access to DumaOS as a subscription-based service for eligible customers, Telstra will make innovative, award-winning features available to more gamers looking to get an edge,” added Luke Barlow, CEO at Netduma.
“We’ve worked closely with Telstra to take Game Optimiser to the next level. As life-long gamers, it’s great to see an ISP who appreciates the difference milliseconds can make in online play.”
Those Telstra NBN fixed broadband customers with a Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 can head here to sign up for the program and to learn more. The beta runs kicks off on 22 September and runs through until 9 November, and customer feedback is most welcome.