TIGA Press Releases
4G Mobile Service Will Help UK Videogame Developers
Publish Date: Tuesday 21st August 2012
TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, has welcomed the forthcoming launch of a 4G mobile service.
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has allowed Orange and T-Mobile network owner Everything Everywhere to use its existing bandwidth to launch fourth-generation mobile services.
It will allow for faster downloads and it can be launched any time from September 11 although there is no firm date as yet.
Dr Richard Wilson said:
"This is great news. Faster connections will encourage people to download apps on the move and it will also open up possibilities for games developers which rely on fast connections for their games.
"Fast broadband and mobile services are vital for modern day technology where audiences expect to be connected at all times."
NOTES FOR EDITORS
TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA won 10 business awards and was nominated a finalist for 9 other awards during 2010 and 2011. In 2010 TIGA won two business awards including ‘Trade Association of the Year’ from the Trade Association Forum. In 2011, TIGA won eight business awards including ‘Trade Association of the Year’ from the Trade Association Forum, ‘Outstanding Organisation’ from the Chartered Management Institute and two Global Business Excellence Awards, including ‘Outstanding Marketing Campaign’. Richard Wilson won the ‘Leadership Award’ from the Trade Association Forum and the ‘Outstanding Leader’ award from the Chartered Management Institute. TIGA is an Investors in People organisation.
TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.
For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on: 07875 939 643, or email email@example.com.