Paper 1: On Prospects of Development of Telecommunication Systems and Services based on Virtual Reality Technology
Abstract: Virtual reality technologies are considered to be a basis and a promising development trend of telecommunication systems’ and services. New opportunities and sci-tech problems that need to be solved are currently undergoing analysis. In the nearest future, the possibility of creating a new segment in the international telecommunication services market that is oriented towards providing communication services to the mass consumer and the entertainment industry, new tools for goods promotion and education content delivery, as well as toward solving experimental problems in managing state structures and social economical systems, is being justified. Within the context of studying the necessary prerequisites to implementing this opportunity the following is being done: an approach to creating and charging for according telecommunication services is being given, opportunities for using the existing national and international cellular connection infrastructure is researched; the prospects of shifting towards new cellular network standards of the fifth generation are being analyzed, employing new ways of connecting to the Internet, as well as new formats of transmitting and processing multimedia, including the provision of immersion in the virtual reality environment; safety aspects of end-user equipment and VR-based telecommunication service exploitation are being updated. As a result of consolidating the given material, the authors are working on building grounds for the rapid development in this direction of telecommunication services and options provided by the Russian national and transnational cellular network operators. The paper was created as part of the project 2.7178.2017/БЧ “Researching Cognitive Semiotics in the Multimedia Virtual Reality Environment”.
Keywords: Virtual reality; cellular network; mobile internet; telecommunication service; digital economy; informational society