LG Uplus and partners have started an extended reality (XR) alliance to foster the business in the 5G era, the company said.
LG Uplus will be the “Facilitator”, which is equivalent to the chair company, the carrier said, of the Global XR Content Telco Alliance.
Canada’s Bell, Japan’s KDDI, China Telecom and US’s Qualcomm are members of the alliance.
Content makers Felix & Paul Studios and Atlas V will also be members, the carrier said.
LG Uplus said it has been investing and producing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) contents on is own since 5G networks launched last year but felt that it could make bigger projects more efficiently with partners through such an alliance.
The group’s first project together will be Space Explorers: The ISS Experience which shows the international space station in XR format. Felix & Paul Studios, Time Studios and NASA is taking part in the project, LG Uplus said.
Spacewalk that was filmed in space will be shown in VR, the carrier said.
More telcos are expected to join the alliance, LG Uplus said.