Category: Metaverse


Is the broadband network ready for the metaverse?

There is a great deal of industry buzz around the metaverse. However, as consumers and businesses begin to embrace this new digital world, one critical issue remains unanswered: how will it all be connected?

Tech firms attempt to standardise the metaverse

Meta (Facebook), Nvidia, Epic, Microsoft and others have signed up to The Metaverse Standards Forum, which wants to establish some consistency on open standards and terminology surrounding the metaverse.

Where can CSPs fit in the Metaverse?

The high speed and low latency delivered by fibre and 5G SA networks will be needed to enable Metaverse platforms to provide immersive, smooth user experience.

Telefónica jostles for position in the metaverse

Telefónica Chairman José María Álvarez-Pallete says ‘the metaverse will be the most profound change the Internet has undergone’ – but is it time the telecoms sector got specific as to what its place is in all this?

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G NR, backhaul and metaverse

Scott manages to limp in for an episode with just Iain and, of course, Pierre this week. They start by devoting a whole segment to 5G New Radio, questioning whether it’s all it’s cracked up to be. They move on to the often overlooked matter of backhaul and what it means for one operator to be dependent on another for that sort of thing, before concluding with a look at plans to develop a metaverse for kids.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC, Ericsson and Ukraine

We’re back in the studio and reunited with Iain this week. Seeing as they weren’t able to pod together at the show, the lads start with a recap of Mobile World Congress. They move on to talk about the awkward situation Ericsson has found itself in over its historical activities in Iraq before concluding with a look at the implications for the telecoms industry in the Ukraine conflict.

Polls

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