Need of 6G for the Metaverse Realization
- Post by: Bartlomiej Siniarski, Madhusanka Liyanage, Chamitha De Alwis, Gokul Yenduri, Thiên Huynh-The, Gurkan Gur and Thippa Reddy Gadekallu
- December 1, 2022
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The concept of the Metaverse aims to bring a fully-fledged extended reality environment to provide next generation applications and services. Development of the Metaverse is backed by many technologies, including, 5G, artificial intelligence, edge computing and extended reality. The advent of 6G is envisaged to mark a significant milestone in the development of the Metaverse, facilitating near-zero-latency, a plethora of new services and upgraded real-world infrastructure. This paper establishes the advantages of providing the Metaverse services over 6G along with an overview of the demanded technical requirements. The paper provides an insight to the concepts of the Metaverse and the envisaged technical capabilities of 6G mobile networks. Then, the technical aspects covering 6G for the development of the Metaverse, ranging from validating digital assets, interoperability, and efficient user interaction in the Metaverse to related security and privacy aspects are elaborated. Subsequently, the role of 6G technologies towards enabling the Metaverse, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, open radio access networks, edge computing, cloudification and internet of everything. The paper also presents 6G integration challenges and outlines ongoing projects towards developing the Metaverse technologies to facilitate the Metaverse applications and services.