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5G RedCap(Reduced Capability) marks the foundation for the development of metaverse. Learn more about 5G technology and wireless possibilities with Fibocom.

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The launch of 5G RedCap (Reduced Capability) lays the groundwork for the growth of the Metaverse. With Fibocom, find out more about the wireless potential and 5G technologies.

As the hype machine keeps churning, the issue of how 5G RedCap will create the Metaverse has recently come up quite a bit. Today, some businesses assert that 5G will transform the Metaverse and that it is necessary for releasing the exciting possibilities of Web 3.0 and the virtual communities that will be constructed on top of it. Virtual reality is where 5G and Metaverse most obviously connect (VR). It is clear how VR and the Metaverse are related. The principal interface to the upcoming self-governing virtual environment that will threaten human existence is widely believed to be VR headsets, like Meta's Oculus portfolio of HMD (Head Mounted Displays).

XR Peripheral Technology Implementation

Consider 5G RedCap (Reduced Capability). What relationship does VR have? You can hear mobile wireless technology providers and operators going lyrical about how VR is one of 5G's killer applications. You will probably be indoors in the security of your living area when you are wandering around the Metaverse. 5G may not be as important for VR as you might think. You shouldn't be exploring the actual world while navigating a virtual one because it could be quite risky. You would most likely be struck by an automobile. For you to be able to prevent such a bad situation, you will require augmented reality (AR).

Think of 5G RedCap in terms of VR and AR as a technology that will add additional peripheral and sensory applications. It will aid in the evolution of the human ability to engage with and interface cyber-physically. This hypothesis is in line with the thesis established in the technological futures analysis that neXt Curve conducted for Ofcom, the UK's version of the FCC.

Passive Interface for VR

Most people discuss the increased bandwidth and low latency that will enable wireless or standalone VR a practical reality when discussing VR and 5G. The round-trip lag of more than 20 milliseconds between the VR HMD and the VR applications has traditionally been a concern because it can lead to "visual-to-vestibular dissonance," which many research teams surmise is the root cause of the motion sickness and inevitable nausea that are a hallmark of the VR experience.

Another feature being developed for 5G Advanced is precision indoor positioning. It is intended for use in industrial applications for the tracking of mobile assets like AGVs (Autonomous Guided Vehicles) and individuals with smartphones or location trackers. Using the beamforming radio's angle of departure calculations, one can determine the position of a linked device. In 3D and in real-time, accuracy to the centimeter is possible.

Active Interface for VR

The cyber-physical mirror known as "digital twins," which provides a real-time digital reflection of a special physical object, offers some intriguing 5G RedCap prospects. This involves making available the cyber-physical interfaces required to render the AR Metaverse, a virtual layer that will be applied over the real environment in upcoming AR apps.

Reduced Capability for 5GNR or 5G New Radios, also known as 5G RedCap, is another amazing feature that is being specified and developed for 5G Advanced. The main goal of 5G RedCap is to make it possible for mid-tier IoT devices to operate in less restricted environments, like factories, as opposed to highly restricted zones, such as a patch on a farm or a well in the center of an oil field. REDCAP devices require more connectivity than a moisture sensor monitoring rainfall in a South American forest but less than a smartphone.

Since the start of 2022, Metaverse has been at the cutting edge of new technology advancements. The rapid development of technology, including AR/VR, IoT, cloud computing, AI, digital twins, 5G, etc., has a lot to do with its rise in popularity. All in all, 5G can contribute to the further growth of the Metaverse by offering the speed and performance necessary to fully utilize cutting-edge applications.

Fibocom has been creating streamlined and customized 5G modules. For any further assistance, contact us today.

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What is 5G REDCAP and Why is it Critical for a Metaverse Future?

Upload date: 2022-01-22

Metaverse has been at the forefront of new technological innovations since the beginning of 2022. Its surge of popularity has much to do with technological advances, including AR/ VR, cloud computing, IoT, 5G, AI, digital twins, etc. Among all, 5G can support the ongoing development of the Metaverse by providing the speed and capacity that will fully optimize futuristic applications.

With the gradual evolution of 5G, the 3GPP introduced the Reduced Capability (RedCap) NR in Release 17, which has laid another foundation for the development of metaverse.

  • What is RedCap?

According to the 3GPP standards, Release 15 mainly focuses on high speed and high bandwidth applications, and Release 16 emphasizes high reliability and low latency. However, a wide range of low and mid-speed IoT applications do not require Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) and high speed enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), but still need connectivity services higher than LPWAN. Future 5G development has to fill these gaps in order to meet the demand for differentiated connectivity in the marketplace if 4G retired from history.

3GPP has introduced a light version of the 5G standard in Release 17 to address this need, namely 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap). RedCap targets three main categories, i.e. smart wearable, industrial wireless sensor and video surveillance. These applications do not require ultra-low latency, but need high bandwidth to guarantee data transmission. RedCap falls between eMBB and LPWA to ensure a balance of capabilities in terms of speed, energy consumption and cost performance.

  • Fibocom to Boost 5G Deployment at Scale

Developing RedCap is crucial to scaling up the 5G deployment. Fibocom has started the research on 5G RedCap, aligning its product development with the R17 standard to meet various market needs. The R17-based RedCap allows 5G modules to be more power efficient, which not only fills the 5G mid-speed coverage gap, but also helps to drive the upgrade to 5G for applications that are not as demanding at this stage, creating more possibilities for the mid-speed IoT market.

Fibocom has been developing streamlined and customized 5G modules, as well as driving the evolution of module hardware and software in line with 3GPP standards. Supporting 5G standalone network (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) network architectures, Fibocom 5G wireless module series supports the Sub-6GHz and mmwave bands, and is compatible with 5G NR, LTE and WCDMA standards. It eliminates customers' investment concerns at the initial stage of 5G construction, responding to the commercial demand for rapid landing. Meanwhile, Fibocom 5G modules come with a rich set of interfaces including USB3.1 (3.0), USB2.0, PCIe3.0 (2.0), SPI, SDIO, GPIO, UART, etc. It has been certified by various regional operators, industry associations and local regulation, satisfying different deployment requirements for customers worldwide.

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