10 June 2019
The world of 5G technology is coming closer and is here to stay. A report claims that by 2020, 5G technology will cover 50% of the global population. Qualcomm is also spearheading the development of 5G with the launch of its 2nd gen 5G modem. Nokia and MediaTek have been working closely to revolutionize technology in the 5G ecosystem. The duo has successfully completed the Helio M70 5G modem testing with the Nokia AirScale 5G Base Station. What’s even better is that this new tech will be 3GPP Rel-15 New Radio (NR) standard compliant. This ensures greater compatibility across the work with support for numerous frequency bands.
The testing was done using a 3.5 GHz band N78 standalone connection with 100 MHz channel bandwidth and 30 KHz subcarrier spacing. Both companies have done an entirely good job by ensuring that the testing complied with all the necessary formalities of every 5G frequency band. The Helio M70 5G modem is the only chip which supports all networks from 2G to 5G. Needless to say, MediaTek is extremely happy with this groundbreaking technology as its General manager, TL Lee said that:
5G connectivity will power a new wave of innovation and make reliable connectivity truly accessible to people and enterprises around the globe. We very much appreciate our open and productive collaboration with Nokia, which helped to ensure the market readiness of the Helio M70 solution. Together we are committed to enabling a seamless 5G experience that brings consumers ultra-fast connectivity while maximizing battery life.