NTT DOCOMO, MediaTek partner for 5G technology development and trials

NTT DOCOMO, INC. and MediaTek will collaborate on developing new 5G air interface and chipsets required for 5G devices, raising spectrum efficiency and increasing data capacity, the companies said.

MediaTek is one of the major technology companies selected by DOCOMO to contribute expertise and technology innovations needed for supporting the launch of new 5G networks by 2020.

MediaTek, a leading cellular baseband solution provider, has a complete modem technology portfolio covering all 2G, 3G and 4G standards. Its WorldMode chipsets allow device makers to serve operators worldwide using a single platform.

NTT DOCOMO and MediaTek plan to implement the transmission experiment in both indoor and outdoor environments in 2017, and carry out new wireless interface and chipsets development from 2018 onwards.

Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray.