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White paper: Reduced capabilities (RedCap) - A new class of 5G devices

May 15, 2023
To meet the requirements of IoT devices that need smaller, less complex, lower-cost RF solutions with better battery life than existing 5G offerings, 5G Release 17 introduced a feature that makes this possible: Reduced Capability (RedCap).

This white paper is to present the major technology aspects of the RedCap technology extension of the 5G system on both sides, user equipment and network, as well as presenting power saving and coverage extension of 5G reduced capability. We will provide you with a concise overview of RedCap, describe the impact of RedCap on the UE design and the operation within a 5G network.

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