High-speed 5G networks have accelerated tech operations across India and the globe. However, the current telecommunications infrastructure is not ready to support metaverse technology, which can be extremely demanding, said Abhinav Purohit (chief expert on business strategy and consulting for Huawei in Middle East). Huawei, a Chinese telecom equipment provider, is currently working to optimize 5G Internet networks in order to realize its full potential. Purohit says that the metaverse is a “collective virtual shared space” created by the convergence between virtually enhanced physical reality and digital reality.
High-end immersive technologies such as Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality are important building blocks for the Metaverse. High-speed Internet is essential for this technology to function as a fully functioning virtual universe. Purohit estimates that only 25% of the world’s population will have access 5G in 2025.
For the Metaverse’s success, latency must be reduced and connectivity speeds should be faster. It is essential to increase network bandwidth. Current infrastructure is not suitable for creating the metaverse experience. This is due to the network’s inability to handle packet drops and lags. “5G will be the solution here,” an official posted from Huawei.
The potential market for the metaverse could be worth $800 billion (roughly Rs. Research reports suggest a 59,587,000 crore market opportunity over the next two-years, according to estimates.
Nvidia claimed earlier this month that the automotive and industrial industries would soon add a metaverse angle into their retail and industrial operations. Automotive players will be able to monitor the vehicle production process more closely with metaverse. This would allow for modifications and changes to be implemented before it is too late.
The metaverse will enable geographically distant participants to have realistic, spatially aware experiences. Purohit says that such experiences will require innovation in areas like video compression, edge computing and hybrid local and distant real-time rendering. He also explains that spectrum advocacy and work on future connectivity standards and metaverse readiness are necessary.
He said that latency, symmetric bandwidth and quality of service (QoS), are three parameters that must be powered by 5G/6G Internet to see the metaverse reach its full potential.
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