Huawei, a Chinese multinational telecommunications corporation, believes that existing telecommunications infrastructure is insufficient to meet the Metaverse’s requirements but that 5G and 6G networks may be.
The remarks were made by Abhinav Purohit, Chief Expert on Business & Strategy Consulting for Huawei’s Middle East region. On December 20, he published a three-part blog series focusing on the Metaverse sector’s potential and where telecom firms would fit in.
Purohit outlined a metaverse as a collective virtual shared space that will enable participants located in different parts of the world to enjoy realistic, spatially-aware experiences that seamlessly blend virtual content in a user’s physical world in his explanation of what the Metaverse is or what its actualization will look like. In other words, a metaverse is a physical manifestation of the Metaverse.
Furthermore, he stated that the concept of an open Metaverse is inextricably linked to the Web3 movement, as built-in economies would be enabled by using digital currencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Advances in download speeds, streaming quality, mobile devices, and Metaverse hardware, among other things, are expected to be made quickly to realize such a vision. These advancements will allow for the creation of an easily navigable virtual sphere.
Furthermore, Abhinav Purohit believes that cellular standards, network optimizations, and improvements to the latency between mobile devices and networks will be required.
At the moment, the primary challenges preventing metaverse networks from reaching their full potential are latency (a network’s responsiveness), symmetric bandwidth (the speed at which data travels), and quality of experience (network throughput).
He concludes by claiming that the widespread adoption of 5G networks would significantly increase bandwidth while simultaneously reducing network congestion and latency and that adoption of 6G networks would increase speeds by orders of magnitude.
To put 5G network speeds in context with those of fixed wireless broadband, it is claimed that 5G can reach rates of one gigabyte per second (MBps).
When considered from the outdoor of the Metaverse, it does seem that there may be a vast push to get 5G completely operational throughout the globe. According to statistics furnished with the aid of using the Global cell Suppliers Association (GSA), as of August 2022, 501 operators in 153 nations and territories had been making an investment in 5G.
According to the information furnished with the aid of using the GSA, 222 of those 501 operators have already provided 5G cell offerings in 89 countries and territories. These nations and territories are placed all around the world.