As evidenced by the multitude of gamers strutting their wares on so-called “online battle arenas”, online gaming is experiencing a steady boom. In 2013, Spil Games reported that of the estimated 1.2 billion gamers in the world, 700 million play online titles. Yet, for a truly seamless gameplay experience, one needs to have a fast and stable internet connection.
Online gaming is essentially hitch-free with a high-speed internet connection. Any gaming PC or console requires a steady amount of bandwidth in order to keep up with today’s faster-paced and predominantly hardware-intensive titles. Without the right speed, this scenario can’t be far behind: your character’s about to take the kill shot when your connection suddenly cuts off, and you “re-spawn” only to find out that your character’s been killed twice already—once while you’re taking the shot; and again, right after you came back to life.