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Huawei completes 5G RedCap technology verification to reduce 5G base station cost



Huawei 5G Redcap technology

Huawei has recently initiated the verification test of the world’s first 5G Redcap key technology. And the results are shocking! Ultimately, the technology can control and reduce the cost of 5G base stations to the level of 4G.

Yes! That’s right. The technology came into existence with the help of the IMT-2022 (5G) promotion group of MTNet. The industry has just completed the build-up of this useful 5G R17 RedCap technology and began its testing for base station and chip technology.

The testing comprised a few specific elements. For instance, access to RedCap UD, handover, initial  BWP shared between RedCap UE and ordinary 5G UE, independent uplink/downlink initial BWP of RedCap UE, and uplink and downlink rate.

To begin the test procedure, the group used Huawei’s 5G communication base station and some high-end chips from famous Chinese chip makers. While testing, Huawei realized that the new 5G RedCap technology can decrease the expense of 5G base stations to the 4G base station grade.

Huawei 5G Redcap technology

So far, the 5G base station is 10 to 15 times more expensive than the 4G base station. On the other hand, the 5G base stations excessively consume more power which is another drawback. And let’s not forget about the 5G modules that are still availed at a high rate.

However, in this expense-oriented field, 5G RedCap technology has appeared as a boon for manufacturers. In comparison to the original cost of deploying one base station, Huawei can now deploy more than three stations.

Reduction in cost is directly proportional to 5G Upgrades

Alternatively, the reduction in the cost of 5G modules and base stations permits more smart gadgets to upgrade to the 5G level. Besides, IoT devices can now access the 5G networks at a cheaper rate. This is one of the best technology that will play wonders in all the aspects related to the 5G networks.


Yash is a graduate of computer science and followed his way into journalism, he is interested in various subjects related to technologies and politics. Yash likes to listen classical songs and has a huge library of classical mixes.