At the recent MWC 2019, 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. The Helio M70 demo runs at 4.2Gbps 5G data speeds -- the industry's fastest sub-6GHz live 5G modem demonstration to date, claims the Company.
MediaTek said its 5G technology has gone through extensive industry testing and Helio M70 is expected to be in devices later this year. MediaTek is working closely with its customers, networks and technology suppliers to accelerate the rollout of 5G and power devices across mobile, home and auto by 2020.
The Helio M70 5G modem, MediaTek's first generation 5G solution, comes with with LTE and 5G dual connectivity (EN-DC) with dynamic power sharing capability, plus multi-mode support for every cellular connectivity generation from 2G to 5G. Helio M70 supports the sub-6GHz frequency band non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) 5G network architectures.
MediaTek said it is targeting sub-6GHz first to bring 5G connectivity to the largest markets. The sub-6GHz frequency band is ideally suited for urban environments and rural areas, enabling MediaTek to make high-speed connectivity truly accessible for people around the globe.
To simplify the complex industry supply chain and get products to market faster, MediaTek is bringing together 5G component suppliers and device makers to deliver a complete, standards-based and optimized 5G solution. Companies collaborating with MediaTek on Radio Frequency Front End (RFFE) technology include Oppo, Vivo and top tier RF suppliers, including Skyworks, Qorvo, and Murata, to define a front end module solution that accommodates 5G components without impacting a smartphone's slim profile.