Huawei and well-known Chinese chip manufacturers successfully completed the R17 RedCap key technology 5G field test in Huairou, Beijing. This Huawei RedCap field test uses 5G commercial base stations and RedCap chips, achieving 142Mbps peak downlink and 35Mbps peak uplink, which is close to the theoretical peak.
As a lightweight 5G technology, RedCap achieves the best balance between performance and cost and fills the gap between the three major application scenarios of 5G eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC.
Huawei said It will become the best technology for carrying medium and high-speed IoT in the future. Since its inception, RedCap has attracted the attention of many industry partners.
All parties in the industry have successively carried out 5G RedCap technical capability verification and explored 5G RedCap application scenarios based on the verification results.
Power terminals, security cameras, industrial sensors, and Internet of Vehicles services are expected to become the first batch of 5G RedCap commercial applications, starting a new 5G RedCap’s billion IoT.
The latest field test is based on the 3.5GHz spectrum, following the specification requirements of the “5G Enhanced Technology R&D Test NR RedCap Key Technical Requirements” compiled by the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, and verified the access and basic work of the RedCap UE.
The single-user peak rate, multi-point access and throughput rate, user plane delay, mobility management, and other test content. The test results fully comply with the 3GPP standard protocol process, and the performance is optimal on the basis of meeting the expected indicators, laying the foundation for accelerating the commercial maturity of 5G RedCap.
Huawei announced that it will actively promote the relevant standard work of RedCap in R18. At the same time, under the guidance of the IMT-2020 (5G) promotion group, it will continue to explore the application scenarios of RedCap and accelerate the large-scale deployment of RedCap networks.