There is a lot of information about the Metaverse, its definition and the endless possibilities it offers in everyday life. However, its name alone leaves many without quite understanding what this really means, and its functionality.
Alexander Rojas, Business Development Manager for Colombia and Central America at MediaTek, a company specializing in the manufacture of chipsets, explains this concept clearly and simply: “The Metaverse is the evolution of the Internet and how devices interact with each other.”
Currently, we need a smartphone to connect some things with others, but in the Metaverse connectivity is more universal, that means that, for example, from a watch it will be possible to interact with bus stops; or communicate with the television through glasses. That is what the Metaverse is looking for, that any kind of device can interact with each other.
For that to be possible, 5G technology is crucial, according to Rojas. “5G is the network that allows everything to connect and thanks to it the Metaverse will emerge, that means that any device, from the smallest to the largest tractor, will be connected to this network and will be able to have all these experiences”, ensures.
This is how 5G networks play a fundamental role in providing connectivity to the Metaverse. “Speaking of 5G goes beyond the ability to have more speed and lower latency, it means going from having 5,000 and 6,000 million connected smartphones to more than 25,000 million connected devices. In the next 10 years, it is expected that more than 20,000 million devices will be connected, for example, the car, bus stops, glasses, watches and any device will be able to be connected to the Internet”, comments Rojas.
Considering this reality, MediaTek is at the forefront of development issues such as artificial intelligence, which is another important element of the Metaverse. What this company does, through artificial intelligence algorithms, will allow different devices to learn from consumer habits and usage habits for the industry, and in this way, processes will be increasingly efficient.
MediaTek’s functionality to expand the possibilities of the metaverse focuses on three basic aspects: 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence and the multimedia part. “In order to have a metaverse we need several elements, the first is the much broader internet, which we don’t have yet, and second, the networks, to have a real and positive experience of the metaverse, we need 5G networks and WiFi 7, and it’s not about of an issue of speed, but of coverage and range. With the networks we have today, 4G and Wi-Fi, it is impossible to provide a full metaverse experience. Therefore, in the next six months, we could not see anything from the Metaverse, because we are in the process of developing this type of experience”, explains Rojas.
MediaTek’s mission as a technology manufacturer is to enable everything that is needed to make this world possible. The company already has chipsets and solutions that incorporate both 5G and Wi-Fi 7 with its Dimensity and Filogic families of chipsets, respectively; also performed the first Wi-Fi 7 demos earlier this year; Rojas highlights that “from Mediatek we provide these tools so that in the future, Meta, Facebook, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, can take these chipsets and can be integrated into different elements, into everything that surrounds us so that this experience can “shelter us ”. That is our vision, to work hand in hand with the operators and different market players, so that in the near future, we can see it come true”.
According to these data mentioned, the Metaverse is a topic of how to use artificial intelligence to make teams more autonomous and provide better audio and video experiences. It is about accepting the technology that comes to achieve more efficiency in different fields of daily life.
“What is sought in the end is not that we have a generalized experience, for the majority of the public, but rather an individual, personalized one,” Rojas concluded.
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