Airtel Successful Trial of 5G Redcap Technology: Airtel and Ericsson have successfully tested Ericsson’s pre-commercial Redcap software on Airtel’s 5G network. This enables the integration of new 5G devices like smartwatches, wearable gadgets, sensors, and AR/VR with 5G connectivity. This is a next-generation 5G technology that promises better device connectivity and cost-efficiency.
Airtel and Ericsson today conducted a successful trial of Ericsson’s pre-commercial Reduced Capability (Redcap) software on Airtel’s 5G network. This opens up the possibility of connecting new 5G devices like smartwatches, wearable gadgets, sensors, and AR/VR to the network. Redcap, when compared to the LTE device series 4, offers improved latency and similar data rates with better spectrum efficiency. It supports 5G features like enhanced positioning and network slicing.
Improved Device Connectivity
This will make it easier for future IoT broadband devices like smartwatches and sensors to adopt 5G connectivity, reducing both cost and energy consumption. It will also enable the launch of services beyond mobile broadband (eMBB) on a 5G standalone architecture.
Strong AR and VR Connectivity
Redcap is a technology that makes high-performance capabilities of current 5G technology always available for various use cases, eliminating the need for different technologies. It can effectively reduce the complexity of device platforms in terms of their size and capabilities, enabling the integration of devices like smartwatches and sensors. It includes wearables augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). It encompasses industrial applications such as video monitoring and inventory management.
It’s worth noting that the telecom sector employs various technologies. In this context, Airtel has conducted testing of a new technology that offers better connectivity and cost-effectiveness. Last year, Airtel rolled out its 5G network in India.