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Three 5G power-saving aspects of Release 17

April 26, 2022


As the 5G standard continues to evolve, one of the important aspects for increased sustainability, as well as prolonging device battery life, is power efficiency.

The recently frozen Release 17 builds upon previous releases in enabling 5G power saving features. That 5G power saving comes in multiple forms in Release 17: Device power savings, increased support within the standard for “reduced capability” (or RedCap) devices, as well as expanded use of the 5G sidelink that has been defined for use cases such as cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications.

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