Fibocom announces 5G redcap collaborations

  • February 28, 2024
  • Steve Rogerson
  • Fibocom

Fibocom announced at this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona collaborations with industry partners to accelerate 5G redcap commercialisation.

The partners include Taiwanese companies Askey, Quanta Computer and Planet Technology.

Rigorous engineering testing and verification have been conducted to ensure the seamless integration of 5G redcap on users’ devices, enabling reliable data transmission and efficient network use under the 5G network catering to applications such as in-home, enterprises-level and industrial-grade connectivity.

To offer a lightweight version of 5G and expand the proliferation of 5G in the IoT landscape, Fibocom has introduced 3GPP R17 compliant 5G redcap modules based on FG131, FG132 and FM330 chipsets. These redcap modules are positioned to provide high-performance and cost-effective modules to fulfil the smooth migration from 4G to 5G. Scalable form factor options are available to adapt to diversified market demands.

The modules provide enhanced network performance, simplified hardware and antenna design while conserving low power consumption. Implementing a 5G redcap module in a terminal device such as CPE, ODU, mobile hot-spot, dongle, industrial router, gateway, power equipment, in-vehicle smart device, camera and so one, allows these devices to access the 5G network in real time and deliver better data transmission performance in complex IoT environments.

“Askey is proud to partner with Fibocom on the development of the NR Lite 5G redcap camera, incorporating the advanced FG132 module,” said James Lee from Askey ( “This collaboration represents a significant stride in our commitment to delivering top-tier networking. I am full of enthusiasm for this innovative outdoor camera designed to elevate video quality and provide global customers with unparalleled video services. With a range of accessories enhancing functionality, this collaboration aims to redefine the standards for 5G-connected cameras in outdoor environments.”

Steve Cheng, vice president at Quanta Computer (, added: “Quanta and Fibocom have maintained a solid and close collaboration among LTE Cat 1 to 5G, building up a robust foundation for our partnership. With the upcoming redcap market on the horizon, we are both poised for success. With the technical expertise and collaborative partnerships, Quanta and Fibocom are committed to deliver unique products and services, drive innovation in wireless communication industry and achieve the goal of expediting customer success.”

And Kent Kang, senior director at Planet (, said: “Aiming for the 5G infrastructure opportunities, Planet continues to release a variety of 5G NR cellular communication options. The comprehensive product line includes the industrial 5G IoT fibre gateway and the industrial 5G NR outdoor unit (ODU) for harsh environments, the enterprise 5G NR VPN security gateway and the 5G NR compact cellular gateway. We believe that by applying Fibocom’s 5G redcap module technology to Planet’s already strong 5G cellular option, we will be able to optimise product performance by providing high speed, low latency and secure data transmission, making the deployment of 5G private network more flexible and cost effective, and at the same time, satisfying the demand to accelerate industrial 5G private network deployment and IoT network.”

Ronald Chan, vice president at Fibocom, concluded: “We are proud of the joint announcement of the commercially deployable 5G redcap with our customers from diversified markets based on Fibocom’s 5G redcap module portfolios. As an enabler in the ecosystem value chain, Fibocom will keep exploring the capabilities of 5G redcap in the aspects of hardware design, network performance and power efficiency. We look forward to unleashing the full potential of 5G redcap with our industry customers and helping customers to realise the monetisation of 5G redcap with less time to market.”

Fibocom ( has launched the SC208 integrated multi-mode smart module with performance leaps in 4G and a series of feature-packed multimedia experience improvements. Powered by the Snapdragon 460 mobile platform with an octa-core processor (four A73s at 1.8GHz and four A53s at 1.6GHz) and with a high-performance graphics processing unit, the module is capable of multi-tasking in terms of 1080P video transmission, multi-camera input while balancing the power consumption, bolstering the adoption of smart wireless in industries such as smart PoS, industrial handsets, body-worn cameras, PoC terminals, in-vehicle applications and smart homes.

At MWC, the company also unveiled a 5G smart module that is compatible with Android, Linux and Windows, propelling the resilience of SoC-based wireless in the high-end AIoT market. This was developed to adapt the diverse programming languages in the application layer and open convenience for software engineers in the field of industrial computers, smart retail payment terminals, in-vehicle infotainment tablets, industrial cameras and robots.