The three telco Metaverse strategies

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Beyond just connecting it, there are three broad telco strategies for the Metaverse that are being developed and led by Verizon, Telefónica and SKT.


Format: PDF filePages: 41 pagesCharts: 13Author: David PringlePublication Date: May 2022

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • What is the Metaverse for?
  • The lure of the virtual road
  • Corporate worlds take over from web sites
  • Dominance or democracy?
  • The non-fungible flexibility paradox
  • Facebook pursues metamorphosis
  • Microsoft has most of the pieces
  • What will the Metaverse mean for telcos?
  • Recreating the real world is challenging
  • Traffic implications for telcos
  • Opportunities for telcos
  • SK Telecom – the full stack standard bearer
  • Telefónica looks to play coordination role
  • AT&T and Verizon – connectivity plus edge
  • Conclusions

Table of Figures

Figure 1: How telcos could help address the many challenges facing the Metaverse
Figure 2: The renaming of Facebook sparked a surge of interest in the Metaverse
Figure 3: Live pop concerts are an early feature of the Metaverse
Figure 4: Some video games already provide a form of virtual tourism
Figure 5: How Metaverse-related revenue streams are growing
Figure 6: OpenSea flip-flopped on its free creation tool following fakes
Figure 7: Meta’s Reality Labs is racking up losses as it builds the Metaverse
Figure 8: Microsoft’s Metaverse enterprise technology stack
Figure 9: How the Metaverse could drive massive traffic growth
Figure 10: VR will soon account for a sizeable chunk of IP traffic in developed markets
Figure 11: Key factors that will determine VR traffic levels in 2025
Figure 12: SK Telecom’s Ifland is heavily focused on communications
Figure 13: Chema Alonso of Telefónica’s explains the tech behind the Metaverse

Keywords: 3D, 5G, AR, blockchain, edge computing, metaverse, NFTs, VR

Companies: Deutsche Telekom, Improbable, microsoft, Meta, nvidia, SK Telecom, Telefonica, Verizon