Ubisoft to acquire i3D.net to strengthen online service and bring best in class online experiences

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30 November 2018

Ubisoft® announced it is acquiring i3D.net, a leader in hosting solutions for the gaming industry. With 250 million users utilizing their services daily, they are one of the world's top-20 most connected hosting provider networks. The acquisition adds state-of-the-art online infrastructure and greatly strengthens Ubisoft’s ability to deliver high-quality online experiences to its communities.

About i3D.net
i3D.net is a leading provider of high-performance, low-latency hosting through a vast, privately-owned global network with thousands of servers spread over 40 points of presence in 25 countries. In 2002 we set out to improve online experiences for gamers. Today, we translate our hosting innovations to various industries, but gaming is still in our DNA. 

As game sector veterans, we know what it takes for a network to withstand heavy demands. We build out our network presence in data centers across the globe – from Moscow to Mumbai, Amsterdam to Seattle, and everything in between – bringing content closer to the users. Every year, we grow faster, keeping some of the world’s biggest games and WebRTC services online with over 250 million users connected.

Our team works hard on everything related to running our privately owned premium network, from opening new points-of-presence, setting up peering relationships, developing integral products like anti-DDoS protection, and serving our customers with expert help and advice.

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Acquisition by Ubisoft
“We are continuing to build our online operations in order to deliver games and services that strongly enhance our players’ experience. By adding i3D.net’s expertise and technologies to ours, we are leaping years’ ahead in our journey to deliver best in class service connectivity and performance to our players. i3D.net will continue to deliver state-of-the-art services to its clients and will benefit from our long-term support” said Yves Guillemot, Co-Founder and CEO, Ubisoft.

i3D.net was founded in 2002 and has rapidly grown into one of the leading online infrastructure services and managed hosting solution providers in the world. Connected to 64 Internet Exchanges and with a team of highly specialized technical engineers, i3D.net’s network offers global audiences low latency access to the i3D.net ONE Platform.

“With Ubisoft’s backing, we greatly enhance our global reach while continuing to function as an independent managed hosting provider for gaming companies and for a broad range of organizations,” said Stijn Koster, CEO, i3D.net. “We’re looking forward to this next step in our partnership with Ubisoft and to continue providing our customers with the high-quality service and dedication they expect from us.”

This acquisition of i3D.net is expected to close before the end of the fiscal year. Additional terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

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About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets, and PCs. For the 2018-19 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated Net Bookings of €2,029 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

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