Building the Metaverse
The metaverse promises a seamless, interactive experience, harnessed through AR and VR tech. This digital realm is set to escalate data usage significantly. To understand this uptick, we assess the bitrates—data transmission rates—of different applications.
Streaming music, browsing online, and video gaming typically don’t demand high bitrates. In fact, only when streaming games do we see usage exceed one Mbps. However, with the advent of AR, VR, and holographic innovations, which are fundamental to the metaverse, we witness a surge in requirements, reaching up to 300 Mbps.
It’s critical to note the necessity of ultra-low latency, under five milliseconds, for VR and AR. This prevents the user from experiencing nausea due to lags in motion response. The metaverse, therefore, isn’t just about greater data volumes—potentially 644 GB daily per household—but also about rapidity in data transfer.
Source: Flux Magazine