Verizon, a global leader delivering innovative communications and technology solutions, and Dreamscape Immersive, an American entertainment and technology company, have come together to work on virtual reality (VR) applications built upon the carrier’s 5G and mobile edge computing (MEC) technologies. The partnership aims to focus on 5G immersive learning and training designed for the public sector, enterprise, and education sectors.
It is through the Verizon ventures that Verizon entered into stake equity of Dreamscape.
Verizon aims to build VR applications with Dreamscape Learn for the education sector, which is a tie between Dreamscape and Arizona State University. Moreover, both the firms are planning to build an innovation lab that could incubate VR applications using 5G and MEC.
“Verizon’s partnership with Dreamscape shows how innovative tech built on our 5G network can revolutionize industries,” Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin said. “Using 5G and Edge computing, we are creating immensely powerful and complex VR experiences using lower-cost, tetherless VR hardware, and advancing VR education and training simulations beyond what was previously thought possible. This opens the door to new experiences and makes VR training more accessible for students, trainees, and professionals.”
While elaborating its plans, Verizon expressed that Verizon and Dreamscape will work together on developing and marketing avatar-driven synthetic training and simulation experiences built for government and specialized professional learning uses. The concept here will be to bring together Verizon 5G and Dreamscape’s Avatar Driven Educational and Practical Training (ADEPT) platform.
This year earlier in January, Verizon collaborated with a 3D technology company, Unity, to launch different projects ranging from entertainment to enterprise toolkits using MEC, 5G, and Unity’s real-time 3D technology.
Verizon, so far, has populated its MEC platform in over 10 markets. Amongst the most recent ones are Denver and Seattle. The platform is now available in Boston, the San Francisco Bay area, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, and Washington, DC.