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Revolutionary RedCap Trials Unveil Nokia, BT, and MediaTek’s Cutting-Edge Partnership

Revolutionary RedCap Trials Unveil Nokia, BT, and MediaTek’s Cutting-Edge Partnership

The successful trials of 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap) technology by Nokia, BT, and MediaTek at BT Group’s Adastral Park site mark a significant step forward in simplifying and advancing connectivity for IoT devices. RedCap, introduced in 3GPP Release 17, addresses the complexity and power consumption challenges faced by current 5G devices. This technology has the potential to unlock a new wave of innovation in the 5G services ecosystem, particularly as we move towards the arrival of 5G SA. By focusing on small IoT devices such as wearables, health trackers, ruggedized routers, and monitoring sensors, RedCap ensures optimal performance while reducing costs and power consumption. The collaboration between Nokia, BT, and MediaTek, utilizing Nokia’s AirScale RAN portfolio, EE’s 5G Standalone network, and MediaTek’s RedCap testing platform, has resulted in a streamlined and efficient solution tailored specifically for the IoT ecosystem. RedCap signifies a paradigm shift in the IoT industry and has the potential to redefine how we interact with these devices in our daily lives.

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