The Metaverse Relies on Fiber Optics
The internet was born on January 1, 1983, and the World Wide Web was introduced to the public on August 6, 1991. Back then, the concept of both was ambiguous to many people. They didn’t understand what it was, how it worked or what it would allow them to do. Today, the metaverse is in a similar position. Although people may have heard of it, most aren’t quite sure what it is. That will change; it’s expected that the metaverse will have over 1 billion users by 2031.
What Is the Metaverse?
Some refer to the metaverse as the evolution of the internet. Developers still don’t have a clear idea of how it will look in a few years. Loosely, the metaverse uses a variety of digital devices and services to create an interactive 3D virtual network that mimics real life. Artificial intelligence apps are also cornerstones of the this digital space.
Metaverse users create avatars and use them to perform many functions in a virtual world. Games, office meetings, e-commerce purchases and more are available for participants. People use their avatars to interact with other people’s avatars in the virtual universe similar to the way they would if they were together in person. These data-intensive apps need more bandwidth than the average application for each user. Actions in the metaverse are more realistic if made in real-time without any latency. With more and more users, the metaverse is requiring more speed and security to facilitate its usage. Current network capabilities don’t support the volume of data that the expanding metaverse needs. That’s why many carriers are upgrading their network platforms.
How Do Fiber Optics Facilitate the Metaverse?
An extensive fiber-optic network will provide the speeds, security, and reliability the virtual metaverse requires as more people begin to use it. Fiber optic cable uses glass strands inside the cable to transmit data via laser pulses. This cable is installed underground or aerially inside a conduit. Although laying the cable takes time, maintenance requirements are minimal.
With fiber internet, upload and download speeds are the same. Fiber-optic speeds are up to 100 Gbps or more, which is about 70% of the speed of light. Speeds that high are quite capable of handling multiple real-time metaverse users at the same time without any lag time.
Fiber-optic internet also has other benefits:
- Inclement weather and electromagnetic interference don’t affect fiber connections, making them more reliable.
- Fiber can carry data for long distances without weakening the signal.
- It isn’t subject to environmental obstructions.
- Fiber has the potential of even greater speeds than it offers currently.
- It’s very secure.
How Can V1 Fiber Help?
V1 Fiber offers a wide variety of fiber products and services. Their management team has over 70 years of combined experience in the telecom construction industry, and their field teams are highly trained. They offer:
- OSP design engineering
- Underground and aerial fiber construction
- Fiber splicing
- LiDAR technology
- Small cell fiber engineering
- Trenchless technology
- Fiber optic project design and consulting business solutions
- Emergency and maintenance services
V1 Fiber can also customize your project using one of their wireless services.