Ericsson, Vodafone and Qualcomm demo RedCap information call

Ericsson stated the RedCap demonstration occurred in Ciudad Real, Spain, utilizing Vodafone Spain’s live screening 5G network

Ericsson, Vodafone and Qualcomm Technologies have actually shown what they declared to be the very first RAN Lowered Ability (RedCap) information sessions on a European network.

The RedCap demonstration occurred on September 21, 2023 in Ciudad Real, Spain, working on Ericsson’s RedCap RAN software application utilizing Vodafone Spain’s live screening 5G network called “DEVELOP”.

RedCap, in some cases described as NR-Light, is a decreased set of 5G abilities planned for gadgets like wearables and affordable hotspots that have low battery intake, lower expenses and lower bandwidth requirements. Presented with 3GPP Release 17, 5G RedCap is developed for gadgets presently served by LTE CAT-4 however supplies comparable or much better in efficiency with approximately 150 Mbps theoretical optimum downlink throughput. This innovation helps in reducing the intricacy, expense and size of 5G gadgets.

The joint presentation in Spain leveraged the Qualcomm Snapdragon X35 platform, the world’s very first NR-Light modem RF. The demonstration becomes part of preparations for the intro of Snapdragon-based business gadgets which are anticipated in 2024.

” This effective presentation is an amazing minute for OEMs, network operators and network users, due to the fact that it highlights a clear course to brand-new gadgets and business usage cases,” stated Dino Flore, VP of innovation at Qualcomm Europe. “Making use of business 5G networks for lower-bandwidth applications is a crucial turning point, not least due to the fact that this provides a migratory course for low-power gadgets with a 5G architecture, which likewise makes use of the existing and future advantages provided by 5G standalone (5G SA).”

Isidro Nieto, worldwide client system Vodafone, head of innovation networks at Ericsson, stated: “5G RedCap opens brand-new usage cases for both business and customer sectors such as commercial sensing units, lower expense 5G routers along with wearables. Ericsson accepts brand-new methods to completely recognize the worth of 5G services and this joint demonstration reveals that that the assistance for RedCap is acquiring market momentum.”

Ericsson had formerly collaborated with chipset maker MediaTek to carry out 5G RedCap information and 5G voice gets in touch with both frequency department duplex (FDD) and time department duplex (TDD) spectrum bands.

Ericsson kept in mind that the interoperability advancement screening (IoDT) occurred at an Ericsson laboratory in Sweden, utilizing pre-commercial Ericsson RedCap software application and MediaTek’s RedCap screening platform.

The test included an FDD information call, which accomplished a throughput speed of 220 Mbps in the downlink and 74 Mbps for uplink, and the partners likewise performed a TDD information call that reached a downlink speed of 153 Mbps and uplink speed of 13.5 Mbps.

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