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Japan's Docomo makes 'post-smartphone' move into industrial metaverse

Mobile carrier plans design tools that use lightweight virtual-reality glasses: CEO

Docomo shows off avatar technology that mirrors people's movements in real time. The Japanese telecom plans to offer virtual design and other tools for businesses. (Photo by Yo Inoue)

TOKYO -- Top Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo will move into the industrial metaverse in the next few years by offering design and other tools powered by its own wireless technology, CEO Motoyuki Ii told Nikkei.

"Games have driven the metaverse so far, but industrial applications will grow in the future," Ii said in a recent interview.

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