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Top 5 metaverse ‘metaplaces’: Ericsson sees consumer and enterprise applications

Telecom companies have a major role to play in delivering impactful metaverse experiences The metaverse is kind of a funny thing. It’s not really real just yet but given what we do know about it--a combination of connectivity, compute, graphics rendering, immersive user interfaces and...

What is the metaprise? Ericsson on the metaverse for enterprise

Metaverse for metacasts, metaservices, and metaproducts While the metaverse is still very much a nascent concept, it seems increasingly clear that telecom service providers and vendors ranging from device OEMs to cloud computing firms stand to generate significant revenues from delivering on what the concept...

Tech giants launch metaverse forum to address expected ‘constellation of standards’

The free-to-join forum is open to all companies, standards groups and universities, standards groups and universities The Metaverse Standards Forum, launched jointly by technology and telecoms giants yesterday, aims to foster industry-wide cooperation on interoperability standards needed to build the open metaverse. Neil Trevett, president of Khronos...

Research: Consumers believe in the metaverse, but challenges must be addressed (Reader Forum)

We’re entering an era of significant change. But do we have the right “mashup” of devices, services and networks to make it work? Just like the iPhone turned the internet into a mobile experience, the metaverse will disrupt the internet as we know it. Some...

‘We must lock arms:’ Meta exec calls for collaboration on metaverse

No one person is going to build the metaverse, the Meta exec said at last week's Connect EXPO At the recent Connect EXPO in Denver, Meta Director of Engineering Dan Rampton emphasized the need for collaboration in making the metaverse a reality, explaining that the...

Kagan: Companies must punch their way onto the metaverse map

The metaverse is becoming a very noisy place. It’s getting difficult for companies to be seen and heard. So, how can you raise volume of your approach and take advantage of the metaverse growth opportunity? We have learned important lessons in recent years. We...

Four factors shaping metaverse success: Deloitte

For the metaverse to go mainstream, there are questions that need answering around standardization, market development, governance and UI The metaverse isn’t a single thing. It’s a confluence of technologies, some established and some developing, that could, if a number of factors align, reshape the...

Kagan: TD Ameritrade interview on 5G wireless, telecom opportunities

Thank you to the TD Ameritrade Network and host Nicole Petallides for inviting me to be a guest on their Trading 360 show. As an industry analyst in wireless and telecom, we discussed the changing wireless and telecommunications industry, which companies are performing well...

How Nvidia’s Hopper powers AI innovation – CEO

Nvidia's new Hopper chip is designed to solve problems that have stumped its A100 series, said CEO Jensen Huang.

How is 5G shaping the metaverse?

To get the metaverse to work for everyone, 5G needs to change. The metaverse can help make 5G work for everyone, too.

Nvidia presents grand unified theory of the Omniverse

Nvidia says it's developing the next generation of AI with its new Hopper chip, and its Omniverse will help AI in the real world.

Qualcomm announces $100 million metaverse fund

President and CEO Cristiano Amon has previously called Qualcomm the 'ticket to the metaverse' Qualcomm has announced a $100 million-dollar metaverse fund, pledging to offer financial support in the form of investments and grants to those creating foundational technologies and content experiences for the emerging...

Verizon announces interactive AR game for 5G

Apparently unsatisfied with merely providing the data pipeline for 5G gaming, Verizon is taking a more hands-on approach to game development. The carrier announced that it’s working with digital entertainment company 30 Ninjas and an immersive studio called Novelab on an Augmented Reality (AR)...

Kagan: Qualcomm sees enormous metaverse growth opportunities

The metaverse has been getting lots of attention ever since Facebook changed their name to Meta several months ago. However, in the real world we have been talking about it in the industry for quite a long time using different names and terms. That...

The Sunday Brief: The new (yet old) AT&T

Greetings from Kansas City, Nebraska and Louisiana.  Pictured is one of the stops on Jim’s broadband tour of the Cornhusker state, Buck’s Bar and Grill in Venice, Nebraska.  Terrific food and amazing service (and, while not personally witnessed, the live music also has a pretty darn...

Zain to market HTC Vive’s VR devices as part of larger metaverse play

Zain will also market the HTC Vive's ecosystem and Viveport content platform across its e-sports division As part of larger metaverse play, Zain Group will distribute HTC Vive's virtual reality (VR) system to the Middle East region. Zain will sell the VR devices to its...

Qualcomm is positioned as your ticket to the metaverse

5G, Wi-Fi, and connected intelligent edge are key enablers of the metaverse As the possibilities of the metaverse for consumers and enterprises takes shape, the spotlight is on ensuring foundational technology pieces are in place. With core expertise ranging from connectivity and compute to graphics...

Verizon hones its edge for the metaverse

Verizon said that it's working with Meta to make its mobile edge computing (MEC) infrastructure support metaverse applications.

How are 5G, sustainability and the metaverse related? Accenture sees synergies

Paper from Accenture and CTIA sees 5G enabling huge reduction in carbon emissions According to a paper prepared by Accenture and CTIA, 5G technologies could cut U.S. carbon emissions by 20% by 2025. The big drivers here are optimizing transportation flows in cities, gaining operational...

Kagan: Pace of change accelerates with 5G, IoT, AI, metaverse

Let me start by saying a sincere and heartfelt thank you! Someone just said to me that I have been an industry analyst and columnist for nearly four decades. How, over that time I have been sharing thoughts, analysis and insight into the news...

Meta unveils AI supercomputer

Meta says its Nvidia-powered AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) will improve online safety and ultimately accelerate metaverse development.

2022 wireless test trends: Vax, boost, bandwidth

Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before, but reliable wireless connectivity has become an essential facet of daily life.  The new survival kit contains food, water, comfortable shoes, and bandwidth.  2021 is in the rear-view mirror and now we look forward...

Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard to secure lead in gaming and the metaverse

Microsoft is buying game publishing giant Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion, the largest deal in gaming history. The deal will substantially further the cloud company’s position in the competitive gaming industry, as well as strengthen its role in the emerging metaverse market. Activision is...

Nvidia’s Omniverse ‘metaverse for engineers’ emerges from beta

Nvidia's "metaverse for engineers," Omniverse, is out of beta and free for Studio users who have Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs.

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