5. Amazon's newly announced Wavelength AWS service could be a game-changer in the XR space. Ben Lang reports that Amazon is engaging with major mobile carriers deploying 5G networks to locate AWS resources at the "edge" of these networks to facilitate low latency for applications like cloud-rendered AR and VR content. The service is currently undergoing pilot testing by customers using Verizon’s mobile edge compute (MEC) system, with Varjo's high-end enterprise VR headsets among the first applications to be announced. “Now, instead of having to develop expensive local computing services that would be impossible to run on a battery-operated device,” explains Varjo CEO Niko Eiden, adding that cloud rendering of AR and VR content is crucial to scaling the technology. – ROAD TO VR
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