The year, 2020 has been a milestone for 5G technology in the public domain. The latest smartphones like Google Pixel have this technology and many computers are also adopting the 5G network.
On Thursday, Taiwanese tech company MediaTek made announcements about its partnership with Intel to bring the 5G experiences to next-generation PCs with the certification of its 5G modem data card.
MediaTek joined the 5G smartphone race in late 2019 when it introduces the Dimensity 1000 processor, which is the first flagship chipset of MediaTek. It is a Taiwanese company that designs and sells the hardware and semiconductor chips for smartphones, computers, and wireless communications.
Both the companies, MediaTek and Intel are trying its best to delivering a superior and excellent user experience. Intel has progressed on developing platform optimizations, system integration, and validation for the best user experience.
Chris Walker, the Vice President of Intel Corporate and general manager of Mobile Client Platforms at Intel said that “A successful partnership is measured by execution, and we’re excited to see the rapid progress we are making with MediaTek on our 5G modem solution with customer sampling starting later this quarter. Building on Intel’s 4G/LTE leadership in PCs, 5G is poised to further transform the way we connect, compute, and communicate. Intel is committed to enhancing those capabilities on the world’s best PCs.”
It is expected that the MediaTek 5G technology will be available from early 2021.
Joe Chen, MediaTek President, said that “Our partnership with Intel is a natural extension of our growing 5G mobile business, and is an incredible market opportunity for MediaTek to move into the PC market,” Additionally, “With Intel’s deep expertise in the PC space and our groundbreaking 5G modem technology, we will redefine the laptop experience and bring consumers the best 5G experiences.
As per MediaTek, the T700 modem supports standalone and non-standalone sub-6 5G network to deliver the faster speed and reliable connectivity. The non-standalone 5G network is the early version of the standalone 5G network in which the 5G networks are supported by the already existing 4G network. With this technology, the users can stream, browse, and play games at 5G speed.