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MediaTek and Intel advances partnership to bring 5G to next generation PCs

MediaTek announced over the weekend its partnership with Intel to bring the 5G experiences to next-gen PCs.
MediaTek and Intel advances partnership to bring 5G to next generation PCs
Joe Chen, MediaTek President

5G connectivity to Intel-powered PCs!

MediaTek’s T700 5G modem, which will be used to bring 5G connectivity to Intel-powered PCs. It has a complete 5G standalone (SA) calls in real-world test scenarios. 

Additionally, Intel has progressed on system integration, validation, and developing platform optimizations and is readying co-engineering support for its OEM partners.

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, said MediaTek President Joe Chen.

The MediaTek T700 modem supports non-standalone and standalone Sub-6 5G network architectures. It is expected to deliver consistently faster speeds and more reliable connectivity. 

MediaTek's modem is also highly power-efficient to extend the battery life of laptops. The company is also said to be rolling out its advanced 5G technology across the PC, mobile, home, auto, and IoT segments to make super-fast connectivity accessible to everyone.

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. Intel is committed to enhancing those capabilities on the world’s best PCs, said Chris Walker, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Mobile Client Platforms.

The first laptops 5G modem solution-enabled by the MediaTek and Intel are expected in early 2021. 

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