GlobalData: This development will make the metaverse successful
GlobalData analysts reveal the developments they believe will drive and seize the metaverse.
“Latency is a key barrier to creating a meta version. Many companies are trying to solve this problem from different angles depending on their technical or business capabilities,” said Kiran Raj, Disruptive Tech Practice Lead at GlobalData.
“Potential solutions may be part of network protocols, software applications, or hardware such as AR and VR chips and devices.”
Among the potential solutions is Syntropy’s new internet protocol called DARP (Decentralized Autonomous Routing Protocol). DARP connects data centers around the world and can detect performance problems and quickly switch to a more powerful channel. GlobalData says new protocols like DARP can reduce network latency and help support metaverse applications and Web 3.0 through their decentralized properties.
Another latency-slowing tool on GlobalData’s list is Wi-Fi 7. GlobalData says advanced multi-link operation (MLO) allows Wi-Fi 7 devices to aggregate channels and quickly switch between them — preserving performance in high-density, congested networks.
“Data flow needs to be fast and continuous as the need for faster internet speeds is increasing every day with the advent of new technologies,” commented Abhishek Paul Choudhury, Senior Disruptive Tech Analyst at GlobalData.
“Decentralized routing protocols, along with technological advances such as Wi-Fi 7, blockchain and edge computing, can deliver better throughput and lower latency compared to current network options.”
In terms of apps, GlobalData points to a SaaS-based conferencing app developed by Swiss startup TYXIT. The app’s patented technology supports latency of less than 30ms – similar to playing in the same room – enabling real-time audio transmission for immersive experiences like concerts in the metaverse.
Finally, immersive experiences require high-end peripherals.
The collaboration between wearable computing giant Vuzix and mobile operator Verizon sees the former using 5G and edge computing technologies. The combination of technologies allows Vuzix smart glasses to work longer, with increased computing capacity and improved response time.
“The goal of beta version is for everyone, or at least many individuals, to participate because it is a social technology. As more people participate, the number of syncs will increase along with the load on the network,” Choudhury added.
“The development of new technologies has the potential to reduce latency and play an important role in making the metaverse successful.”