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Intel and MediaTek announce a new 5G partnership

MediaTek and Intel have set up a new 5G partnership. (Source: MediaTek)
MediaTek and Intel have set up a new 5G partnership. (Source: MediaTek)
MediaTek has revealed that it will be supplying Intel with modems for 5G-capable hardware in the future. These components may go into laptops, the first of which are projected to be made by HP and Dell. Those PCs may those targeted at both business and personal use.

Intel is to partner with MediaTek for its 5G solutions in the future. The latter will supply the former with its modems for this level of connectivity. These components may make laptops with the same a reality in the future. To date, HP and Dell are most likely to take the resulting hardware up to make these machines.

Such notebooks may be released as soon as 2021. The MediaTek modem in question will be a new component optimized for PCs, albeit one still based on the M70 intended for mobile applications. Intel executive vice president, Gregory Bryant, stated that "5G is poised to unleash a new level of computing and connectivity that will transform the way we interact with the world" in conjunction with the announcement of this partnership.

5G laptops made with MediaTek modems may be intended for both enterprise- and consumer-grade users. Such PCs with the potentially ultra-high data-transfer standards the new mobile data standard could bring may be able to support more stable executions for next-generation applications such as cloud gaming.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-11-25 (Update: 2019-11-25)