MediaTek introduces its first 5G baseband chipset

At the China Mobile Global Partner Conference, Mediatek unveiled its first 5G baseband chipset, the Helio M70, for the domestic market. It is among the industry’s first wave of 5G multi-mode integrated baseband chipsets, cementing MediaTek’s status as a player in the 5G era. In line with the booming 5G market and the enhanced mobile experience brought by high-speed networks, the new chipset will bring new momentum to the 5G device market over the coming year.

The MediaTek Helio M70 is a multimode chipset with 2G/3G/4G/5G-enabled support. It supports 5G radio (NR), along with the standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) network architectures, the sub-6 GHz frequency band, high power user equipment (HPUE), and other key 5G technologies. It’s designed in compliance with the 3GPP Rel-15 new specifications with 5 Gbps data rate, the industry to support carrier aggregation.

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Delivering an improved experience for customers and end users, the Helio M70 supports LTE and 5G dual connectivity (EN-DC) while also ensuring that mobile devices are backward compatible with 4G/3G/2G in the absence of 5G networks. Thanks to its multi-mode solution, it simplifies the design of 5G devices with a comprehensive power management plan, enabling device makers to design mobile devices with a smaller form factor, improved energy-efficiency and competitive appearance.

MediaTek has been working closely with China Mobile and not only supports the development of 5G standards and testing, but also in building an industry ecosystem, helping global operators achieve their 5G network roadmap goals in 2019. MediaTek has been active in the development of 5G technology, participating in the standardization of the full 5G feature set, and collaborating with industry player including China Mobile, Huawei, NOKIA, NTT DOCOMO and others to establish a 5G industry ecosystem. With the Helio M70 baseband chipset, the company brings new 5G network solutions to partners and customers to promote the sustainable development of the 5G industry.

As a member of the “5G Device Forerunner Initiative“, MediaTek’s 5G solutions empower industry partners to drive forward the development of 5G devices. Combined with the open architecture of the NeuroPilot AI platform, MediaTek expands beyond mobile devices to other connected devices, spanning a rich and diverse product line of mobile phones, wireless connectivity and home entertainment, and enabling 5G technology to reach its full potential.