Meta will install the first metaverse laboratory in Spain

By : Dr. Franyi Sarmiento, Ph.D., Inspenet, March 18, 2022

The president of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, revealed through his official Twitter account that Meta will create 2,000 jobs in Spain, where it will house the first laboratory of the metaverse, after meeting with a representative of the American technology and social media conglomerate.

“Productive meeting with Javier Oliván, vice president of Meta. We celebrate the company’s investments in our country that will generate 2,000 jobs,” reads the text. “Spain is a ‘hub’ of talent and entrepreneurship and will continue to be at the forefront of digitization, supporting technologies such as the metaverse,” he adds.

“As our company prepares to build the metaverse, we are placing Spain at the center of our plans by creating new highly-skilled jobs, supporting local tech companies and entrepreneurs, and investing in essential digital infrastructure. “, explained the California-based company in a statement released by local media.

Meta plans to hire up to 2,000 people in the next five years, as well as establish the first metaverse laboratory in the world in the Iberian country, which will have a support site for Meta’s remote workers in Spain and a space for entrepreneurs technology companies and local start-ups.

Likewise, it seeks to double the space of its offices in Madrid and achieve a new connectivity infrastructure by joining the Marea cable, which already operates in Spain, with the first transatlantic submarine cable of half a petabit in the world and the cable 2Africa.

The conglomerate headed by Mark Zuckerberg also intends to collaborate with the Spanish telecommunications multinational Telefónica to establish a Metaverse Innovation Hub in the capital of the European nation, whose objective would be to help accelerate the preparation of the metaverse network and devices.

On the other hand, he wants to start the process that allows them to build a new data center in Castilla-La Mancha and explore possible collaborations between the industry, the academic sector and the Government to create a metaverse “in a responsible way, including privacy, safety and diversity.

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