At MWC 2019 in Barcelona, the largest mobile show in the world, MediaTek announced advancements to its 5G portfolio to power the rollout of 5G devices in 2020 for the sub‑6GHz spectrum. The Helio M70 5G modem was showcased for the intelligent home running 5G data transfer speeds as well as mmWave over‑the‑air tests of MediaTek's 5G antenna arrays.
MediaTek's 5G technology has gone through extensive industry testing and Helio M70 is expected to be in devices later in 2019.
"Starting with Helio M70, we give manufacturers an ideal solution to deliver a 5G experience with ultra‑fast connectivity and intelligent energy savings, all in a compact form factor for elegant smartphone designs," said TL Lee General Manager of MediaTek's Wireless Communication business unit.
MediaTek announced collaboration with many key players in the mobile industry to ensure Helio M70 works seamlessly in devices and across networks.
By working together, MediaTek can ensure quality, interoperability and deliver performance, power‑efficiency, and design the best component layout.
MediaTek continues to see the success of its NB-IoT products that support 3GPP Release 14 standard, with a recent roll-out of services in the United Arab Emirates, through collaboration with du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), Nokia and Affirmed Networks.