It’s been a few years since we heard from AR Vuzix. In early 2019, she stepped out with her first husband from. After staying relatively quiet for the past two years, it’s now a partnership with Verizon. The two did not share many details about their collaboration. What they said is that they plan to find ways to commercialize augmented reality technology for use in sports and gaming scenarios, especially those that involve the need for training. The partnership will combine the new Vuzix Shield smart glasses with Verizon 5G network capabilities.
It’s hard to say if we’ll see anything impressive coming out of that agreement, but it’s no surprise to see Verizon. Wearable augmented, virtual, and mixed reality devices have consistently been positioned as one of the primary beneficiaries of the speed and latency improvements promised by 5G networks. Likewise, the focus on gaming and sports is also not surprising. Some of the older locations where Verizon had 5G. It’s one of the few places where carrier mmWave deployments really shine because there’s enough density there to justify building all the small cells needed to cover even a small area with ultra-fast 5G coverage.
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