On June 28, 2023, in Shanghai, China Mobile announced the formal establishment of the China Mobile Metaverse Industry Alliance during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2023. This initiative marks a significant stride in China Mobile’s strategic foray into the rapidly expanding metaverse landscape.
The alliance, comprising 24 initial members including Huawei, iFlytek, Xiaomi, and Mango TV, aims to foster collaboration, sharing of resources, and mutual development in the realms of metaverse content creation, XR devices, key technology, and computation network.
Highlighting the inaugural event, alliance members, such as Mango TV, iFlytek, BrightWeb, Unity China, HTC, Haima Cloud, and Nolo VR took part in the establishment ceremony, signifying the first algorithmic network ecosystem alliance for the metaverse.
To bolster the efficient operation of the metaverse industry alliance, China Mobile also unveiled a funding initiative that includes one fund and four support policies. The “Metaverse Investment Promotion Center” will be established under the China Mobile and Creation Fund, offering financial services to the alliance members and granting support to outstanding metaverse projects, technologies, and companies.
Moreover, China Mobile has introduced the first metaverse industry standard, leading the development of the first domestic XR device interconnection standard GSXR, which aims to guide the development of the XR industry and promote the construction of metaverse industry standards.
Recognizing the metaverse as a crucial vector for digital economy and construction of Digital China, China Mobile envisions the alliance to further the concept of standard co-construction, resource sharing, and joint development for a mutually beneficial growth in the digital economy.
China Mobile is actively engaged in cutting-edge technologies including blockchain, Metaverse, and Web 3.0. Back in April, China Mobile International initiated the Hong Kong Web 3.0 Institute with the aim of amplifying Hong Kong’s prominence as a pivotal center for Web 3.0 and Metaverse development.