Carriers and network equipment manufacturers have stepped up tests and trials of 5G New Radio Reduced Capability (RedCap) in recent months. Geographically, these tests are taking place around the world, reflecting the global interest in 5G RedCap and the hope that the technology will both expand the 5G device ecosystem and 5G use cases.
So who is testing RedCap, and what do they anticipate that the technology will be used for? (See Part 1 for additional carriers and tests.)
This fall was a particularly time for RedCap testing, with a slew of announcements in September and October. Those included: