In order to provide 5G modems to its PCs and laptops, Intel has announced its partnership with MediaTek. As a part of the partnership, the Intel will be providing 5G solutions, including a 5G modem to be developed and delivered by MediaTek.
According to the company, it will also be providing optimisation and validation across the platform and lend system integration and co-engineering support to further enable its OEM partners.
“5G is poised to unleash a new level of computing and connectivity that will transform the way we interact with the world. 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.” Gregory Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group said.
As per the company, the next generation of its products will most probably be available by early 2021. Computing brands such as Dell as well as HP will the among the first OEMs to deliver laptops developed by both Intel and MediaTek’s 5G solution.
“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 PC 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.”, said the company.
After the partnership, Intel will be providing 5G solution specifications in key laptop segments. MediaTek will be in charge of the development and manufacturing of the 5G modem for all Intel driven laptops. Additionally, Intel will be developing as well as validating platform-level hardware and software integration that will also include OS host drivers for the 5G modems.
Besides this, both the companies will together work with Fibocom in order to develop M.2 modules optimised for integration with Intel client platforms. Fibocom will be responsible in providing operator certification and regulatory support, as well as lead 5G M.2 module manufacturing, sales and distribution.
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