Meta aims to bring 1 billion people into the Metaverse in the next decade. This places new demands on the global network infrastructure.
One billion people, hundreds of billions of US dollars for Metaverse digital commerce, millions of jobs for developers and creators – this is how Meta envisions the future of the Metaverse in the next 10 years.
In order not to fail this vision due to technology, Meta advocates a “massive capacity increase” in data throughput and fundamental changes to the network architecture. In addition, technology companies, mobile operators, service providers, and politicians have to work more closely together.
“Achieving the Metaverse will require significant advances in network latency, symmetric bandwidth, and overall network speeds,” Meta writes.
Low latency and streaming beyond 4K
For example, Meta acquires a file data latency Outside. Today’s app requests may be between about 30 and 150 milliseconds. However, the Metaverse requires less latency in low single digits or double digits, since content must be rendered depending on body and eye movements.
As a potential solution to the latency issue, Meta describes a mixture of local and remote rendering in Edge Cloud. This vision of the future, in turn, requires a new architecture for fixed and mobile networks to create computing resources at different distances from end users.
Additionally, video resolutions well above 4K should be able to transmit for future AR and VR glasses. This requires innovations in hardware and software as well as “revolutionary improvements” in data transmission and network speeds.
More openness: According to Meta, the Metaverse is an “unprecedented opportunity” for the communication industry
Traffic optimization protocols are still being developed and used by content providers and networks today. Meta expects “significant improvements” in network quality if these silos are broken and instead open interfaces are developed to exchange metrics between OSI layers and network domains.
“The move to the Metaverse is an unprecedented opportunity for the connectivity industry. It must be built on openness and interoperability, and be accessible to as many people as possible,” Meta wrote.
As a potential pioneer in this development, Meta proposes the “Telecom Infra” initiative, which it founded in 2016, which is looking at new approaches to developing and deploying network technology. In addition to Meta, many companies from various telecom-related sectors are participating in the project, including such well-known names as NTT, Orange, Telekom and Intel.
Meta wants to embody the requirements of the Metaverse of the Internet together with partners in the coming years through prototyping.
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