MediaTek has announced new partnership with Intel to bring 5G to next-generation Intel laptops with MediaTek T700 5G modem. MediaTek said that it has completed 5G standalone (SA) calls in real world test scenarios. Intel is readying co-engineering support for its OEM partners, said the company.
The MediaTek T700 modem supports non-standalone and standalone Sub-6 5G network architectures. MediaTek said that modem is also highly power efficient to extend the battery life of laptops. The company is rolling out its advanced 5G technology across the PC, mobile, home, auto and IoT segments to make super-fast connectivity accessible to everyone.
The first laptops enabled by the MediaTek and Intel 5G modem solution are expected in early 2021.
MediaTek President Joe Chen, said:
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. 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.
Chris Walker, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Mobile Client Platforms, said:
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 our 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.