Wednesday, 30 October 2013 13:52

iiNet builds BattleField 4 servers without Melbourne


Australian ISP iiNet has today announced its preparations for battle, Battlefield 4 that is.  When a new, and quite potentially popular new online game is about to hit the market, the trepidation for players, developers and publishers alike is whether the infrastructure will stand the day one pressure.  iiNet is doing its best to cover Australians as best they can.

Here are the details of iiNet’s plans to provide Battlefield 4 specific infrastructure for all those budding online shooter fans about to hit the interwebs from tomorrow.

Battlefield 4 will be released tomorrow, October 31, and with servers located in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide, is the best place for anyone in Australia to enjoy this year's biggest multiplayer game. [iiNet's gaming focussed division] is armed with:
* dozens of state-of-the-art servers and hardware in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide
* an exclusive Australian partnership with, so iiNet customers get the opportunity to rent out their own Battlefield 4 servers
* the lowest possible latency
* maximum performance and resiliency, because there is no reliance on any one upstream provider
* unmetered Battlefield 4 gaming for customer with access to the iiNet Freezone.
“ will provide gamers with access to brand new, state-of-the-art, Battlefield 4 servers as a result of our exclusive Australian partnership with,” iiNet Content Manager Heidi Angove said.
“With points of presence located in Adelaide, Perth and Sydney, we have ensured a high quality and high performance network which ensures the lowest possible latency for Australian gamers.
iiNet has invested in multiple points of presence to create a private global backbone network, and multiple upstream connections to ensure a highly available network service.
“The iiNet group network is not reliant on any one upstream provider, which ensures maximum performance and resiliency to normal everyday Internet events. We reckon that this gives our gamers the best experience and we are pleased to say playing Battlefield 4 on any servers is unmetered for all customers who have access to the iiNet Freezone.
“Through our partnership with, iiNet offers Aussie gamers the ability to rent out their own Battlefield 4 servers and enjoy the same low-latency, rock-solid gameplay of our public servers - all for themselves, or their mates!” Heidi said.

“The gaming community has already shown phenomenal support for Battlefield 4, with thousands of players hitting our servers each day throughout October to test out the early access beta version of this hotly-anticipated game.
“We are keen for gamers to experience our new servers and our tier 1 global network for the official Battlefield 4 release, and to be a part of the ultimate Battlefield experience. See you on the battlefield!”

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