Intel to showcase 5G capabilities at MWC 2018

Intel’s Sandra Rivera
Intel will be showing its 5G capabilities at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018) in Barcelona next week.

Intel has tied up with Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft to bring 5G to Windows PCs with Intel XMM 8000 5G modems. Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft will bring 5G-connected PCs – powered by Intel — in the second half of 2019.

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Intel will showcase a concept 5G-connected PC – a detachable 2 in 1 – connected by an early 5G modem and powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i5 processors. Intel will showcase 5G on a PC by live streaming video over the 5G network.

Intel will display a PC with 802.11ax Wi-Fi. 802.11ax offers new levels of manageability and network efficiency, and will be a critical part of the connected future with 5G.

Intel will demo eSIM functionality.

Intel’s Sandra Rivera, VP, Data Center Group said: “Intel is beginning to envision the impact 5G will deliver to businesses and consumers. Use cases such as autonomous vehicles, smart and connected cities, and enhanced sports viewing experiences will enhance the way we live, work and play.”

Intel and partners are delivering solutions for 5G with a foundation of Intel architecture including the Intel Xeon Scalable platform, and the Intel Xeon D-2100 processor.

Collaborations with Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft will enable PC platforms to support 5G-connected PCs with the Intel XMM 8060 modem, the first of Intel’s XMM 8000 commercial 5G multimode modems.

Intel and Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA will develop 5G products for mobile platforms, combining Intel 5G modems with Spreadtrum application processor technology.  Spreadtrum will launch its first 5G smartphone platform featuring an Intel XMM 8000 modem in the second half of 2019.

Intel and KT Corporation deployed 22 5G links at 10 sites around the Olympics, supporting 3800 terabytes of network capacity.

Intel 5G deployments featured end to end 5G technologies and solutions including: Mobile Edge Compute, FlexRan, Intel’s Automotive Trial Platform, and Intel’s 5G Mobile Trial Platform.

Intel will be demonstrating the first 5GNR interoperability publicly at MWC 2018. Intel, Deutsche Telecom (DT) and Huawei conducted the world’s first test showcasing 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the Release 15 NSA 5G NR specification.