How is 5G shaping the metaverse?

May 6, 2022

There are still a few years to go before the metaverse is widely implemented. To make it a reality, it is essential to execute certain structural changes in 5G networks. However, we are already witnessing some interesting applications of this new reality.

What Is The Metaverse?

Lately, the word “metaverse” is on everyone’s lips. We can outline this concept as a new form of online interaction that combines data in the cloud with the real world. The result of this is three-dimensional virtual environments in which we will interact using new technological devices. However, this hypertrophied concept can be seen as synonymous with virtual reality, or simply cyberspace.

The meaning of metaverse will depend on who is referring to it. Thus, each company speaks of its own metaverse. Be that as it may, this new paradigm necessarily requires a technological support that is still being developed: one that can provide us with low latency and high bandwidth.

Creation Of Fundamental Metaverse Technology

The development of the metaverse depends largely on technological growth. Not surprisingly, the rich multimedia content that will provide us with immersive experiences requires very low latency and the highest bandwidth connectivity.

The effective implementation of the metaverse requires operators to optimize their 5G networks. Thus, those responsible for these environments demand improvements such as reducing network latency, achieving symmetric bandwidth and increasing the speed of fixed and mobile networks.

The arrival of the metaverse will need the highest quality and innovation in the services provided by telecommunications operators. In fact, this is expected to satisfy all kinds of high-profile requirements, such as hybrid representation (local and remote) in real time or visibility between layers.

Using Metaverse Technology Today To Enhance 5G

We are clear that there are as many metaverses as there are companies that intend to exploit them. A good example of this is found in Nvidia’s Omniverse: a collaborative environment that recreates “digital twins” of real cities. This project would not be possible without the ambitious technological deployment provided by Ericsson.

How do Omniverse digital twins work? It is an extremely detailed virtualization of reality (which is a true “Digital Sandbox”). This virtual representation is reflected in the Nokia Adaptive Cloud Network.

The high level of detail of the “Digital Sandbox” is very useful for operators to simulate changes in the network before carrying them out. Consequently, the validation of technological modifications to optimize its operation is greatly facilitated.

It is easy to imagine that this digital sandbox allows operators to test changes without experiencing the slightest risk. In this way, a 100% error-free virtualization of reality is achieved.

The network continuously feeds telemetry into the digital sandbox. This permanent supply of information provides you with all the knowledge needed to emulate the desired state and configuration.

In short, the synergy between 5G connectivity and the metaverse is indisputable. That is why telecom operators and other stakeholders are finding new ways to monetize metaverses while implementing the technological improvements necessary to make them possible.

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