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MediaTek announces its next-generation M80 5G modem

    To power various devices, MediaTek releases its latest chips, the M80 5G modem with 5G mmWave and Sub-6 GHz connectivity. The M80 5G modem is the successor to the M70 modem that was announced last year.

    MediaTek M80 5G modem packs support for both mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G technologies, which can easily function on both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) architectures and that is capable of reaching peak download speeds of 7.67 Gbps and upload speeds of 3.76 Gbps.

    The M80 5G modem is MediaTek’s next-generation chips that also features 5G UltraSave technologies for extensive power-saving enhancements, and UltraSave Network Environment Detection and UltraSave OTA Content Awareness technologies too.

    MediaTek designed the M80 modem to come with support for the following devices, smartphones, PCs, Mi-Fi hotspots, broadband customer premise equipment, industrial IoT applications, and more.

    MediaTek M80 5G modem

    JC Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit said “As 5G rollouts accelerate, mmWave is becoming increasingly important, especially in the U.S.”

    The MediaTek’s new 5G modem integrates its support for both sub-6 GHz and mmWave networks, which in turn provides more accessibility to the US market, thereby, addressing this opportunity and give device makers more flexibility.

    VC also continued “To advance users’ 5G experiences, the new modem supports the latest global cellular standards and specifications and it packs MediaTek’s signature power savings technologies along with ultra-fast speeds.”

    It comes with support for 5G carrier aggregation with Mixed Duplex (TDD + FDD) and Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) ready. The company confirmed that the M80 5G modem is expected to sample with OEMs later in 2021.