MWC 2019: MediaTek Accelerates 5G Rollout with Helio M70 5G Modem for Sub-6GHz Spectrum

MediaTek Helio M70 Modem

MediaTek showcased Helio M70 5G modem for smart home running 5G data transfer speeds as well as mmWave over-the-air tests of MediaTek’s 5G antenna arrays at the MWC 2019 in Barcelona. The Helio demo was the industry’s fastest sub-6GHz live 5G modem demonstration to date, running at 4.2Gbps 5G data speeds.

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MediaTek’s 5G technology has gone through extensive industry testing and Helio M70 is expected to be in devices later this year, said a press release.

“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 built its legacy making great technology with high-end features more accessible to consumers around the globe. Our comprehensive 5G solutions will power the next wave of New Premium devices, bringing reliable, readily available and fast broadband to consumers around the world.”

5G Modem by MediaTek

The Helio M70 5G modem 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. Key features of the Helio M70 include:

Faster speeds

Helio M70 provides 4.7Gbps download speeds and 2.5Gbps upload speeds

Standards based

Compliant with the 3GPP Rel-15 specification.

New Radio (NR) & worldwide 4G LTE bands

Helio M70 supports frequencies from 600MHz to 5GHz and all TDD and FDD bands.

Multi-mode support

Support for 2G, 3G,4G & 5G connectivity and dynamic power sharing across 4G and 5G giving users access to the best connectivity speeds at any place.

Intelligent energy savings.

Dynamic bandwidth switching technology allocates 5G bandwidth required for specific applications which improves modem power efficiency by 50% and extends battery life.

Robust connectivity

Rich features to ensure the link quality including High Power User Equipment (HPUE) support.

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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.

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