South Korea's SK Telecom shows metaverse technologies at Mobile World Congress 2022
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Asian Tech Press (Mar. 1) -- SK Telecom Co., South Korea's largest wireless carrier, has been demonstrating its metaverse technologies during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 in Barcelona.

The MWC, the world's most influential technology and mobile event, is held annually by global organisation Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) in spring in Barcelona, Spain.

This year the conference, scheduled to run from Monday to Thursday and is expected to attract around 50,000 attendees.

During the event, SK Telecom showcased a four-dimensional metaverse service that allows users to experience Meta Planet, a virtual world created by the company, on a robotic arm, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The Korean wireless carrier also displayed its virtual meeting platform Ifland, a metaverse platform that allows users to interact with others using personalized avatars in a range of online settings from stadiums to cafes.

SK Telecom said it will launch Ifland in about 80 overseas markets by the end of this year, though it did not elaborate on specific countries.

"Ifland has developed into a new communication platform with over 1,500 requests for partnerships in the country," CEO Young-sang said at a press conference at the MWC.

Ryu added that he has received requests for collaborations from global telecommunication companies at this year's MWC.

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