MediaTek today announced that it is working with Intel to bring its latest 5G modems into the PC market. Based on their partnership, MediaTek and Intel will deploy 5G solutions in key consumer and commercial laptop markets. Dell and HP are expected to be the first OEMs to adopt the 5G solution, with the first end products expected to be available in early 2021.
“MediaTek and Intel will work together to develop 5G modems for personal computers as an important part of driving the popularization of 5G, with applications that will span home and mobile platforms, ” said Chen Guanzhou, General Manager of MediaTek. 5G will usher in a new era of personal data computing, this time working with Intel, an industry-leading vendor, to highlight MediaTek’s ability to deliver 5G technology to the global market. Thanks to the partnership, consumers will be able to browse the web, stream and play games faster on their personal computers, and MediaTek will achieve more innovation with 5G. “
MediaTek’s new 5G PC modem is based on the previously released 5G modem Helio M70, which is a key part of MediaTek’s first wave of 5G flagship smartphone systems.
“5G promises to open up new levels of computing and network connectivity and will change the way we interact with the world,” said Gregory Bryant, Intel’s executive vice president and general manager of client computing. Intel’s collaboration with MediaTek combines deep-tech system integration and network connectivity engineering experts to bring the next generation of the world’s best personal computers to a 5G experience. “