ETSI and VRARA Collaborate on Interactive VR/AR Tech

ETSI and the Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Association (VRARA) will collaborate on interactive VR/AR technologies, to be delivered over high-speed 5G networks and hosted on Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) sites. Alex Reznik, ETSI MEC chairman, spoke about the new partnership.

“Virtual and Augmented Reality technology holds the promise to fundamentally transform how people interact with and experience the physical world, how they are entertained, and how services are delivered to them.

We are at the cusp of this transformation, and, yet, it cannot happen unless the networks that will have to support these applications can deliver the required performance, e.g. latency on the order of several milliseconds. Edge computing is necessary to deliver such performance, while mobile networks, which today already provide pervasive global connectivity, are likely to continue occupying this central role.”

Going forward, the VRARA will support adoption of MEC and highlight benefits of Edge computing to VR/AR solution developers. ETSI is a formal standards body.