While AT & T's strategic partnership with Magic Leap is consumer-facing, Verizon Sourcing's agreement with Vuzix targets the enterprise sector.
"The initial focus is on business, government, and education to deliver a turnkey solution to Verizon's largest enterprise customers, "said Paul Travers, CEO of Vuzix, in a statement to Next Reality. "There is a tremendous amount of value that could be delivered through 5G connectivity and smart glasses and we could see how this relationship could expand to consumers and across the board with 5G."
So, while augmented reality remains entrenched in the enterprise arena, hardware makers and mobile carriers who stand to benefit from delivering 3D content and AR experiences to their eyes set on the potentially more lucrative consumer realm. [Missing: Vuzix Blade Smartglasses Will Tell if Weather Outside is Frightful with AccuWeather App