Cavli targets smart cities with Indian 5G test lab

  • March 4, 2020
  • imc

Californian IoT hardware provider Cavli Wireless is set to launch its first 5G test network in India targeting smart cities and industrial applications.
The R&D centre is at the Maker Village IoT and hardware innovation hub in Kinfra High Tech Park in Cochin. The 5G test network would be accessible to IoT-based companies by the third quarter of this year.
Cafli says 5G will elevate mobile network to interconnect people and control machines, objects and devices. It can deliver new levels of performance and efficiency that will empower user experiences, connect new industries and create products.
The 5G test network platform will let start-ups and companies in the IoT segment, in and outside India, prepare their products and prototypes for the latest technologies. This test network will be available with 5G SA and NSA modes supporting sub-6GHz bands, alongside LTE NB-IoT and Cat-M for LPWAN side of the IoT.
Access to this test network will be free of cost and availing this in the Indian ecosystem should fast-track different use cases over it; companies will be able to take their products globally anywhere completely pre-tested and compliant.
A complete data-centric 5G network with a very wide and diverse set of applications to test will require effort in standalone testing. Test automation, monitoring and built-in test will be essential for analysing properly the performance of such networks.
As 5G will bring many new test requirements and challenges by the use of SDN, NFV and cloud services, the technology can also be used for creating test services that address these markets. This platform offers a deep dive into the applications of the 5G network, which is yet to be launched.
Cavli Wireless says it is “really excited” to have this association with one of the key enablers in the hardware ecosystem in Maker Village, India. This should enable start-ups and companies in the IoT segment in and outside India to make their products ready for the latest technologies.
The company says it will be giving companies six months free access to its global connectivity platform Cavli Hubble, which is already connected to major telecoms operators across the globe using Cavli’s eSIM integrated modules, making products ready for deployment across regions.
OEMs and ODMs can make use of this platform to test their prototypes in real-world scenarios and to leverage their product development. Start-up companies in this sector can also apply. Companies can submit online applications requesting access to the 5G test network. For testing, it will be supporting companies with newly launched C200 series 5G modules and modems and the C1X, C3X and C4X series of modules and modems for the LPWAN networks; these are in production.
The future cellular IoT is defined by the applications it can power by using 5G as the core technology. Smart cities and industries account for a major portion of the applications of 5G technology use cases such as autonomous vehicles, fleet management, smart healthcare and data analytics.