As Magic Leap continues to expand its influence in the US with the help of mobile operator AT & T, the Augmented Reality startup is also working in East Asia.
This week, Magic Leap announced a partnership with SK Telecom will make the South Korean telecom giants the exclusive wireless partner for AR in the country.
"Magic Leap is pleased to partner with SK Telecom as we build relationships with the world's leading telecom providers to bring the next generation of computing to people around the world," said Omar Khan, Magic Leap's chief product officer in a statement on the company's website.
"SK Telecom Accelerates 5G With Extreme Speed, Stability, and Security, Providing Customers With The Power To Experience The Power Of Magic Leap's Computing Platform."
SK Telecoms is one of the three major mobile operators in South Korea Participation in Magic Leap of the AT & T relationship of startups in the US, especially with regard to the introduction of 5G in the region. Although China and Japan are attracting much attention in Asian tech trends, South Korea is usually in the top 1
From professional online gaming teams to ordinary smartphone owners, South Korean wireless service users are used to the very best. Therefore, Magic Leap's deal will give a boost to the mainstream of enterprise and entertainment implementation.
While no official product or service announcements are tied to the deal, similar to the AT & T pair, the partnership between SK Telecom and accelerators, hackathons, and enterprise solutions focused on the Magic Leap platform supported.
In recent years, SK Telecom has shown great interest in immersive computing in both the VR and AR arenas. In fact, the deal with Magic Leap is so new that SK Telecom's 5G concept video released a week ago is still using a HoloLens (first generation) to show how AR collaboration can work in an office environment. With the new deal, we can probably look forward to new versions of this video (instead, Magic Leap hardware will be shown), which will be released in the coming months.