Intel has announced partnership with MediaTek for the development, certification and support of 5G modem solutions for next generation PCs.
Under this partnership, Intel will define a 5G solution specification, including a 5G modem to be developed and delivered by MediaTek.
MediaTek will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of the 5G modem.
Intel will also develop and validate platform-level hardware and software integration, including OS host drivers.
The first set of products from this partnership is expected to be available in early 2021.
Dell and HP are expected to be among the first OEMs to deliver laptops enabled with Intel and MediaTek’s 5G solution.
“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,” said Gregory Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group
“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.
Chen added that the solution will enable consumers 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.
The two companies are also working with Fibocom on the development of M.2 modules optimized for integration with Intel client platforms.
As the first module vendor for this solution, Fibocom will provide operator certification and regulatory support, as well as lead 5G M.2 module manufacturing, sales and distribution, the company said.