T-Mobile Accelerator Kicks Off Program to Build 5G AR Experiences for Smart Glasses with Snapdragon Spaces
These six startups are building immersive AR
applications on T-Mobile’s 5G network using the Snapdragon Spaces
XR Developer Platform
T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today kicked off its T-Mobile
Accelerator program working with startups, developers and
entrepreneurs building immersive experiences for AR smart glasses
using T-Mobile 5G and the Snapdragon Spaces™ XR Developer Platform.
As the lead 5G launch partner in North America for Snapdragon
Spaces, T-Mobile Accelerator is working to fuel 5G innovation for
AR smart glasses leveraging heads-up displays, spatial awareness
and computer vision across the gaming, entertainment, education,
wellness, fitness and travel and hospitality industries.
“Smart glasses will completely change how we connect and
experience the world around us,” said John Saw, EVP of Advanced
& Emerging Technologies at T-Mobile. “With T-Mobile 5G we have
the capacity and performance needed to power high-bandwidth,
immersive AR experiences for smart glasses, but it’s the developers
and entrepreneurs that will bring these new applications to
Today’s new T-Mobile Accelerator participants include:
- Beem (London, England). Beem is a software platform that
enables live and on-demand communication using real humans in
Augmented Reality. (https://www.beem.me/)
- Krikey (San Francisco, CA). Krikey is an Augmented
Reality gaming and social media app. In 2020, Krikey launched their
first action-adventure game, Yaatra. In 2021, Krikey launched
Krikees - custom 3D Avatars. In 2022, Krikey launched Avatar NFTs.
The Krikey app is ranked in the Top 50 Social Apps on Google Play
- Mawari (Tokyo, Japan). Mawari, Inc. is a pioneer
in cloud rendering and streaming technology for interactive AR
experiences. Mawari provides an AR-focused streaming SDK that
renders 3D content in the cloud and delivers it efficiently to
- Mohx-Games (Eau Claire, WI). Mohx-games is a company
focused on creating the most advanced and immersive augmented
reality gaming and entertainment experiences possible. Its vision
is to bring people together through a new layer of reality.
- Pluto (Seattle, WA). Pluto’s purpose is to help humanity
transcend physical location. Pluto VR offers shared presence
communication through virtual and augmented reality technology.
PlutoSphere lets you stream high-end PC VR games without needing a
computer, lowering the cost of entry for XR opening it up to a
wider audience. (https://www.pluto.app/)
- VictoryXR (Davenport, IA). VictoryXR’s goal is to bring
a more immersive way for students to learn through virtual and
augmented reality. Since VictoryXR’s founding in 2016, online
education has rapidly grown in the United States and across the
globe. They offer immersive classrooms and campuses through virtual
reality, including programs for K-12 as well as Higher Education.
They help create both synchronous and asynchronous learning
solutions with VictoryXR Direct and VictoryXR Academy.
According to industry analyst firm GlobalData, AR technology has
the potential to replace the smartphone as the primary connected
device users carry around, and AR will be a critical component of
the metaverse. GlobalData found that the worldwide AR market was
worth nearly $7 billion in 2020, and GlobalData forecasts that it
will reach $152 billion by 2030.
To help build the ecosystem of AR applications for smart
glasses, T-Mobile engineers and business leaders will work directly
with T-Mobile Accelerator participants as they develop, test and
bring to market new AR products and services. Experts from Qualcomm
Technologies will also provide support for solutions built on the
Snapdragon Spaces platform. The T-Mobile Accelerator Snapdragon
Spaces program kicks off today and new participants will join on a
With Snapdragon Spaces, developers can receive resources to
create immersive consumer and enterprise AR applications. The
platform enables developers to build 3D applications for AR smart
glasses from scratch, or simply add headworn AR features to
existing Android smartphone applications for a unified,
multi-screen experience between the smartphone screen in 2D and the
real world in 3D.
T-Mobile Accelerator participants will use Lenovo ThinkReality
A3 augmented reality smart glasses – the first device to support
T-Mobile 5G, A Platform for Innovation
With its leading 5G network as the foundation, T-Mobile fuels
innovation and helps build the 5G ecosystem with a number of
initiatives in addition to T-Mobile Accelerator. Its newly unveiled
Tech Experience 5G Hub is a 24,000 square foot innovation space
where entrepreneurs and partners can tap into 5G working alongside
T-Mobile engineers. The Un-carrier also operates the T-Mobile
Ventures investment fund and it is a co-founder of the 5G Open
T-Mobile Accelerator serves as a hub for driving ideas,
innovation and action. Focused on collaborative experiences for
growth, it delivers year-round programming and activities,
including entrepreneurial and tech community engagements, expert
speakers and mentorship sessions. Since its inception, the T-Mobile
Accelerator has worked with 80 startup companies that have raised
an aggregate of over $190 million with 78% of the alumni companies
still in business today.
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