Intel announced on Monday (25) a partnership with MediaTek for the development of 5G in future processors. This new technology promises to increase the volume of data transfer via the Internet and, with it, several new applications become possible. New devices with the Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous vehicles are two of the areas that can benefit from the arrival of 5G.
According to the announcement, the first Intel processors should reach the market in early 2021. Among the companies that have already accepted to receive the modem are Dell and HP, which should be the first manufacturers to provide notebooks with the 5G, as a result of the partnership between Intel and MediaTek.
Besides its arrival on smartphones, 5G technology can now be expected on laptops and notebooks. The new technology “will give access to a new level of computing and connectivity, transforming the way we interact with the world. The partnership with MediaTek unites industry leaders with extensive engineering, systems integration and connectivity expertise to deliver 5G experiences to the next generation of the world’s best PCs,” said Gregory Bryant, Intel executive vice president, and general manager of Client Computing Group.
According to Intel, the arrival of this type of technology can offer unprecedented experiences with future PCs. Also, it will be possible to play, transmit and navigate much more quickly than today.
Intel also says they will be responsible for developing the specifications, support, and optimization of the technology, while MediaTek will focus on developing the modems responsible for the operation of 5G. MediaTek is a Taiwan-based company specializing in mobile technology development, just like Qualcomm, which is rumored to offer 5G on Apple devices.