Intel and MediaTek have partnered to develop 5G modem solutions for PCs. As per this partnership, Intel will define a 5G solution specification, including a 5G modem to be developed and delivered by MediaTek. Intel will also provide optimization and validation across the platform and lend system integration and co-engineering support to further enable its OEM partners.
First PCs with 5G connectivity will be available in early 2021 with Dell and HP to be the first OEMs to bring laptops enabled with Intel and MediaTek’s 5G solution.
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.