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Huawei 5G RedCap technology announced for global commercial use



Huawei RedCap global

At the Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF) 2023, Huawei introduced RedCap commercial large-scale use in the global market. Huawei also confirmed that over 10 network carriers from seven countries have entered the RedCap commercial pilot test. Also, the 5G RedCap connections could exceed 100 million in the coming three years.

What is 5G RedCap:

RedCap can ensure an optimal balance between costs and performance for various industries such as manufacturing, electric power, home broadband, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), and smart wearables.

The cost of RedCap modules (down to USD10) is 80% lower than that of 5G eMBB modules. RedCap has a 10-fold higher network capacity than 4G and its devices consume 20% less power than 4G devices.

It also supports key 5G capabilities such as URLLC, network slicing, edge computing, and 5G LAN to meet diversified network requirements of industry applications.

RedCap Advantages:

Huawei, China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom, have implemented the end-to-end commercial deployment of RedCap in more than 10 cities including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Foshan, Ningde, Jinan, and Suzhou, spanning industries like manufacturing, electric power, and V2X.

These companies will continue to build a series of commercial RedCap benchmarks. Leading global carriers, such as e& UAE, STC Saudi Arabia, Zain KSA, STC Kuwait, Zain Kuwait, STC Bahrain, and AIS Thailand have also completed the technical verification or commercial pilot for RedCap.

Huawei and its industry partners including Lierda, Aumiwalker, Hangzhou For-X, and Hongdian exhibited more than 10 products encompassing RedCap modules, DTUs, and CPEs at this MBBF.

Huawei RedCap global


To grow the RedCap industry, more than 50 industry devices will launch by the end of 2023 and help to scale up its connections.

Huawei also assured that it will work with global carriers, industry customers, and device and module vendors to promote large-scale RedCap network deployment and enrich the applications ecosystem.


Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.