Connectivity in VR: Mobile, Standalone, Tethered, Wi-Fi, Cellular Connectivity

The demand for wireless connectivity is continuously growing for freedom of movement and mobility features. In tethered VR headsets, hardware makers are trying to replace the cable connection between VR headset and PC or console. The development of Cloud VR applications will drive the demand for wireless connection in VR headsets. In this report, wireless connectivity forecast in standalone, tethered, and mobile VR devices are presented. Mobile connectivity forecast is broken down into 3G, 4G, and 5G connectivity. Wireless connectivity forecast is broken down into 60 GHz and other than 60 GHz connectivity.

Table of Contents:

  • VR HMD Types and Connectivity Availability
  • VR HMD Forecast by Cellular Connectivity
  • Mobile VR Connectivity Forecast
  • Tethered VR Connectivity Forecast
  • Standalone VR Connectivity Forecast
  • VR HMD by Connectivity
  • Bringing Wireless to VR HMDs
  • The Need for Cloud VR
  • Cloud VR Advantages and Challenges
  • 5G Advantages for Cloud VR
  • 5G Latency Based on Network Topology
  • 5G for Future VR Applications
  • Related Research


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Publish Date
4Q 2017
Research Type
Application Analysis Report