Nokia, BT and MediaTek partner on RedCap trials

Nokia, BT, and MediaTek have successfully concluded trials of 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap) technology. The trials, conducted at BT Group’s Adastral Park site, are a step forward in simplifying and advancing connectivity for IoT devices.

RedCap was introduced in 3GPP Release 17 and addresses a critical challenge faced by IoT devices – the complexity and power consumption of current 5G devices.

Greg McCall, Chief Networks Officer at BT, said:

“This trial...

IoT Tech Expo: The role of satellites in enabling a global IoT

Amine El Ammari, VP of Global Business Development at Thuraya, presented an informative session at IoT Tech Expo Europe on how satellites enable truly global connectivity.

Thuraya is a leading player in the satellite industry, ranking among the top 10 operators worldwide. The company provides satellite services spanning the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Australia and over 150 countries.

The company is vertically integrated, handling everything from satellite connectivity...

Viavi Solutions launches industry-first RedCap device emulation

Viavi Solutions has introduced the industry's first Reduced Capability (RedCap) device emulation for 5G network testing.

This breakthrough technology enables true performance validation for the IoT and private networks using simpler, lower-cost devices, including wearables, industrial wireless sensors, and video surveillance equipment.

Viavi’s emulation solution is built upon the TM500 network test platform, which is widely used by network equipment manufacturers for...

Sateliot wants to connect 5G NB-IoT devices using LEO satellites

Spanish low-Earth orbit (LEO) nanosatellite constellation operator Sateliot has applied to the FCC to expand its services in the United States.

Sateliot’s constellation uses the 5G IoT standard and provides coverage extension to mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) through standard roaming agreements.

American IoT solution providers will no longer need specific and expensive satellite devices but can instead connect to satellites...