Thales view on 3GPP NR-REDCAP
Thales has long been a contributor to the specifications surrounding mobile networks for IoT.
As 3GPP-defined networks continue to evolve to specifically address connected ‘things’ and high data rate requirements, new service types are required especially suited to the individual IoT use cases.
In the whitepaper, Volker Breuer and Florian Denzin take a close look at the considerations for 3GPP to commence standardisation work on 5G Release 17 ‘New Radio’, examining the services, spectrum, and technical performance requirements.
The white paper discusses the positioning of new dedicated IoT services such as massive machine type communication (mMTC) for small, constrained devices and ultra-low latency communications (URLLC) for envisaged mission-critical applications.
We also learn how Reduced Capability New Radio (NR-REDCAP) will address the wide range of applications termed Mid-Speed Smart IoT with connectivity demands and services requirements higher than LPWAN (LTE-M/NB-IoT) but do not require Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication and high speed enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB).