Intel has decided to partner with MediaTek to develop, certify and support 5G solutions for the next generation of PC devices, with the first products are set to be available in early 2021.
As part of the partnership, Intel will define a 5G solution specification, including a 5G modem, to be developed and delivered by MediaTek. And Dell and HP are expected to be the first to deliver laptops enabled with Intel and MediaTek’s 5G solution.
“This partnership with MediaTek brings together industry leaders with deep engineering, system integration and connectivity expertise to deliver 5G experiences on the next generation of the world’s best PCs. 5G is poised to unleash a new level of computing and connectivity that will transform the way we interact with the world.” Said Gregory Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group.
A new 5G era for PCs
5G is set to be one of the most significant network transformations in history. This transformation will open the door for some amazing new PC experiences, and enable us all to be more connected than ever. Intel believes that 5G will provide the building blocks for all of these new experiences on PC.
“Our 5G modem for PCs, developed in partnership with Intel, is integral to making 5G accessible and available across home and mobile platforms,” said MediaTek President Joe Chen.
“5G will usher in the next era of personal computing experiences, and working with Intel, an industry leader in computing, highlights MediaTek’s expertise in designing 5G technology for global markets. With this partnership, consumers will be able to browse, stream and game faster on their PCs, but we also expect them to innovate with 5G in ways we have not yet imagined,” he concluded.
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