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Internet service provider, MWEB, is continuing to expand its online gaming offering through its existing partnership with Gameservers.com. Riding on the back of the successful launch of COD: Black Ops, MWEB is looking to expand its platform further to ensure that local internet users have a superior gaming experience.

To support this, the ISP will be hosting a further 53 Gameservers.com titles on its network, including the likes of the popular Counter Strike, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Medal of Honor.

“Online gaming is a key focus for us in 2011 and we are excited by the growth that we’re seeing in this space. Our goal is to position MWEB at the forefront of online gaming in South Africa,” says Derek Hershaw, CEO of MWEB ISP.

To further support these additional titles and to ensure a flawless end-user experience, the ISP has deployed its own Steam server allowing South African gamers to get automatic updates on their favourite games. Steam has servers all over the world, which host virtually every major gaming title.

“The decision to deploy a Steam Server is another value added service to our customers and means that they won’t need to worry about hunting for patches and spending hours downloading updates on unsolicited websites,” explains Hershaw. The new gaming titles and the Steam servers will be hosted in MWEB’s Cape Town and Johannesburg data centres to ensure that customers have a superior gaming experience.

Both MWEB and non-MWEB customers will see benefits from the local hosting of the games and Steam servers as they will no longer have to connect to international servers.

For more information on MWEB’s games visit MWEB GameZone at www.mweb.co.za/games.

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