Connectivity for Facebook APAC Gaming Creator Summit

Gaming | Event Connectivity

Each month more than 700 million people play, watch, stream, and share games on Facebook. Over the years, this audience has grown in size and become diverse and global. One of the most popular regions for Facebook gaming is Southeast Asia. In 2018, Facebook launched its first APAC Gaming Creator Summit. Making an entrance into Thailand game show with almost 100 gaming creators from Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. All of whom gathered in Bangkok, Thailand to join the Facebook Gaming event.

Facebook APAC Gaming Creator Summit begins.


The connectivity of these events determine the success of conventions, with the majority characterized with interrelated requirements: 

  • Continuity: It is crucial to ensure players do not have their game sessions continuously interrupted or restarted due to internet issues.
  • Responsiveness: Fluctuating congestion conditions on the internet may slow down the game fluency on the screen. Ensuring there are no delays or time lags during the game is vital.
  • Ensuring Low latency provides strong, reliable network connection, which reduces the chance for a connection loss.
  • Experience High Bandwidth and reducing ping time is critical as even a small increase in response time can result in losing the game.
Facebook APAC Gaming Creator Summit begins.


In order to overcome the challenges, a point to point wireless solution was proposed. So they installed a multi-WAN Peplink router, Balance 1350 and used a Balance 710 as a HA mode back up. These were used to boost network data rates and reliability while slashing connectivity costs. Peplink SD-WAN technology designed for multi-WAN link load balancing enables traffic to load balance across the FTTC connection and combines 3 WAN bandwidth.

Additionally, using a 24-port SD-Switch they are able to create a centralized network, allowing them to easily monitor, configure and troubleshoot using InControl2 cloud management.

The Balance 380s act as the second endpoint, giving them enough capacity to cope with the number of users but also ensuring superfast VoIP and video streaming through Peplink’s bandwidth bonding. Through this, they are able to combine any number of connections together to form a point-to-point link. To finish the setup, they went with a MAX Transit Duo. Which acts as a cellular backup connection. In the event that the Balance 380 fails; they will still able to maintain connection through Hot Failover. These solutions worked together to create the perfect balance to ensure great connectivity.

All computers are ready for the Facebook APAC Gaming Creator Summit.


The gaming creator summit was a success thanks to CYN’s solution. Its ability to support a heavy network load with a hot failover kept the streams going throughout the summit.

Since the gaming creator summit in 2018, gaming in Thailand has grown by over 85%. Thailand now ranks among the top 5 most popular countries for watching Facebook gaming live streams in 2019. 


Peplink Balance 1350. Powerful SD-WAN router with 13 WAN Connections.
Balance 1350

Combines the multiple WAN

Peplink Balance 710. Enterprise SD-WAN Router with 7 WAN Connections.
Balance 710

Acts as a HA mode backup to Balance 1350

Peplink Balance 380. Rock-Solid Performanced Router with 3 WAN Connections.
Balance 380

Provides connectivity to sessions

Pepwave MAX Transit Duo. Dual LTE-A Pro Router ideal for transportation deployments.
Transit Duo

Acts as a  cellular connection backup

Peplink 24-Port Rugged SD Switch. PoE enabled switch with 24 Gigabit ports & 2 SFP ports for industrial environments.
SD Switch 24-Port Rugged

Increase LAN capacity and creates a centralized network allowing configuration and monitoring