MediaTek, Nokia agree 5G partnership

The China Post
Date: February 28, 2017
By: Kuan-lin Liu

TAIPEI, Taiwan — MediaTek is partnering with Nokia to standardize fifth-generation (5G) technology, the Taiwanese tech giant announced Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The partnership would integrate MediaTek’s extensive network device customer base with Nokia’s network technology expertise to develop a 5G-enabled ecosystem ready for commercial implementation, the tech giants said.

MediaTek said the two firms were seeking to actively contribute to the standardization of 5G mobile networks.

According to the companies, the first deliverables of the partnership could be seen as early as 2018 in the form of a pre-commercial platform designed for 5G New Radio communication technology.

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