MediaTek and Nokia Successfully Tests 5G Modem and Base Station for Commercial Readiness

MediaTek and Nokia have announced the completion of the first wave of 5G interoperability testing between the MediaTek Helio M70 5G modem and Nokia's AirScale 5G Base Station. This marks a significant milestone for MediaTek and Nokia, who have been collaborating for the past two years to accelerate the rollout of 5G networks and enable the first wave of 5G devices.

The MediaTek Helio M70 5G modem and Nokia's AirScale 5G Base Station are compliant with the 3GPP Rel-15 5G New Radio (NR) standard, ensuring compatibility across different network architectures and connected devices both on mid- and high-frequency bands to meet operator and regional requirements.

Tests performed with the Helio M70 and Nokia AirScale 5G Base Station use a standalone connection in the 3.5 GHz n78 band with a 100 MHz channel bandwidth and 30 kHz sub carrier spacing, the maximum connection capability per component carrier. The Helio M70 5G modem, MediaTek's first-generation 5G solution, is the only 5G modem with LTE and 5G dual connectivity (EN-DC), plus multi-mode support for every cellular connectivity generation from 2G to 5G. Helio M70 supports the sub-6GHz frequency band and initial non-standalone (NSA) and future standalone (SA) 5G network architectures.

MediaTek and Nokia conducted comprehensive joint physical layer integration and protocol layer testing to ensure optimal user experience. Consumers will be able to enjoy enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), spurring a new ecosystem of AR/VR media, UltraHD, 360-degree streaming video and other applications and connected devices that require faster data rates and more bandwidth.

MediaTek will be demonstrating its Helio M70 5G modem with Nokia AirScale 5G Base Station at MWC 2019, taking place Feb. 25-28, 2019 in Barcelona.

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