The metaverse is the next great connectivity and network infrastructure challenge in the evolution of the Internet. In a world where graphics must be rendered on-screen in direct response to where someone is focused through their headset, things will need to move an order of magnitude faster, which requires millisecond latency in the one or low double digits.

This will require a huge increase in capacity and a fundamental shift in how networks are architected and deployed, which in turn means massive industry-wide collaboration across technology companies, mobile network operators, policymakers, and everyone in between.