MobiledgeX, provider of mobile edge developer services, previously announced an agreement to partner with SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM), the largest mobile operator in South Korea, to enable a new generation of connected devices, content, and experiences, creating new business models and revenue opportunities leading into 5G.
Since the announcement, MobiledgeX and SK Telecom have been working closely together with both device makers and application developers and will demonstrate the results of the rapid collaboration in the SK Telecom booth at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) in Barcelona this February.
The first demonstration is with 1000 realities, a leading augmented reality company that recently won the grand prix prize for best CESA IoT Startup, as well as for the best VR/AR startup held at the European VR/AR congress. The computational intensity of 1000 realities augmented reality glasses software requires a latency of less than 33 ms for operational viability, which is only possible when running on MobiledgeX and SK Telecom’s infrastructure. 1000 realities’ software helps industrial workers perform their day-to-day tasks by delivering relevant data depending on where they are and what they are looking at. Performance intense computer vision algorithms responsible for spatial mapping and positional tracking cannot be run on light, low computing smart glasses, especially if the smart glass user has to be localized on large scale industrial premises.
The demonstration shows the strength of operator collaboration in the future application enablement space. The 1000 realities application is already operational on Deutsche Telekom’s Network edge with the help of MobiledgeX and was seamlessly integrated into SK Telecom’s network. This is an example of a better, faster, more efficient business approach for both developers and mobile operators, a behavior that previously created the existing smartphone market.