SpaceX’s Starlink, owned by Elon Musk, and US wireless operator T-Mobile made the headlines recently when they announced a partnership aimed at connecting users’ current mobile phones directly to satellites in orbit, hence providing mobile users with (limited) network coverage in remote areas of the United States. The use of satellites for bi-directional telecommunications…
The global technology infrastructure has been under strain due to the increasing digitization of the economy and the emergence of several powerful innovations such as smart cars, the Internet of Things and the Metaverse should only exacerbate latency and bottleneck issues.
To support the artificial intelligence, real-time and 3D requirements of this new generation of applications, a multi-year investment cycle in cloud, edge computing and 5G is on its way.
As an illustration, Intel stated that the Metaverse will require 1,000x more computing power than today’s digital applications.