Qualcomm lines up 7 global telecom operators to support XR devices with Snapdragon Spaces

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    Qualcomm said it has aligned seven global carriers to harness the power of XR (augmented reality) devices using the Snapdragon space.

    Operators include CMCC, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI Corporation, NTT QONOQ, T-Mobile, Telefonica and Vodafone. All are working with Qualcomm on their new XR device, experience and developer initiative with Snapdragon Spaces. The two companies made the announcement at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.

    At MWC, KDDI and Qualcomm announced a multi-year collaboration focused on expanding XR use cases and creating developer programs in Japan. XR devices included augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality.

    Equipment manufacturers leveraging Snapdragon XR technology are designing new wave devices for operators. This includes Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition, OPPO’s new mixed reality device and OnePlus 11 5G smartphone, all of which are Snapdragon Spaces Ready.


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    Carriers are leading various investments in XR, using the cross-device and open ecosystem Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform as the foundation, Qualcomm said.

    Global operators are helping define requirements and compatibility for Snapdragon Spaces devices. This gives customers more options to wirelessly tether their smartphones and glasses, advocate for these technologies on the network, and launch local developer programs to pioneer head-mounted augmented reality (AR) experiences. can be obtained.

    Expanding on their current XR hardware offerings, multiple hardware companies have announced new devices powered by Snapdragon technology and developer platforms. Xiaomi has announced the new Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition powered by the Snapdragon XR2 platform.

    Cui Fang, General Manager of Technology of China Mobile Communication Group Device Company, said, statement. “We have been working with Qualcomm Technologies on XR for many years, actively promoting the development of the industry and working together to solve industry challenges. We look forward to building and empowering the ecosystem growth across the XR industry.”

    Alongside the OnePlus 11 5G, the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 device to be approved as Snapdragon Spaces Ready, OPPO confirms a new Mixed Reality (MR) device that will be Snapdragon Spaces Ready, with developer head-worn AR to bring your ideas to life. .

    “NTT QONOQ was founded in October 2022 to drive the development of our XR business. XR devices are the cornerstone of our value proposition and we look forward to working with Qualcomm Technologies and Snapdragon Spaces on this new frontier.” I am very happy to be able to.

    Analyst firm CCS Insight has released its first white paper, The Operator Opportunity: VR, AR and the Metaverse. It includes out-of-the-box XR insights from Qualcomm Technologies and leading global operators.

    “XR combined with 5G is poised to unlock a massive wave of new and innovative applications for both consumers and businesses,” said T-Mobile executive John Saw in a statement. “As a leading North American 5G launch partner for Snapdragon Spaces, we are proud to work with Qualcomm Technologies and others to continue accelerating the progress of XR on our industry-leading 5G networks.”

    At MWC, Qualcomm also unveiled its Snapdragon Digital Chassis connected car technology portfolio, powered by Snapdragon Auto 5G Modem-RF Gen 2. He also said that six companies are developing smartphones with his Snapdragon Satellite technology from his Qualcomm.

    It also said it is conducting research and development to lay the foundation for 6G technology over the next decade.

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