Earlier, the 5G modem was introduced and named as T700 5G, which will be used in PCs powered by Intel. The modem supports Sub-6 5G networks and has been tested for 5G standalone calls in real-world test scenarios. Furthermore, it also supports non-standalone Sub-6 5G network architecture that depends on the 4G network.
Commenting on the development Intel’s Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Client Platforms said:
A successful partnership is measured by execution, and we’re excited to see the rapid progress we are making with MediaTek on our 5G modem solution with customer sampling starting later this quarter. Building on our 4G/LTE leadership in PCs, 5G is poised to transform further the way we connect, compute, and communicate. Intel is committed to enhancing those capabilities on the world’s best PCs.
Moreover, Intel has made progress in integrating the T700 5G modem with the PCs, validating and developing platform optimizations, and now setting up co-engineering support for OEM partners. It will be geared into future PCs from Dell and HP, which are expected to arrive early in 2021.