MediaTek will invest in the development of mmWave technology in the future, and it is expected to be applied to mobile terminal devices, but it will not invest in the development of small cell products. It believes that this segment is mainly established in service equipment vendors such as Huawei, Ericcson, and Nokia. The resources at hand.
In response to the current development of 5G network technology, MediaTek has announced the launch of its first multi-mode data communication chip Helio M70 corresponding to Sub 6 band and 5Gbps transmission rate, which was earlier stated before the launch of the 5G commercial service vision summit in Taiwan. The 5G network technology development process was shared.
With regard to the current use of spectrum resources in various regions, the United States and Japan have become more saturated due to the use of resources in the existing release bands, and must spend more time to re-adjust. Therefore, more emphasis is now placed on the development of mmWave technology, which in turn promotes small base stations ( Small cell) The growth of internal technology, including China and Europe, will be based on the development of Sub 6 band, thereby rapidly deploying 5G network resources and consolidating with existing 4G network resources.
According to MediaTek, the Sub 6 band will be first deployed in response to market demand. Although it has been revealed that it will continue to expand the application of mmWave (millimeter wave) technology, at this stage, mmWave technology is still applied to vehicle systems, mobile phones and other terminals. The device will still focus on the Sub 6 band layout.
For the next 5G technology development, MediaTek said that it will also invest in the development of mmWave technology in the future, and it is expected to be applied to mobile terminal devices, but it will not invest in the development of small cell products, and believe that this market is mainly based on Such as Huawei, Ericcson, Nokia and other service equipment manufacturers have the resources.
However, at this stage, vendors such as Qualcomm, Samsung, and Intel are also planning to deploy small base stations, mainly targeting 5G networks, and then facing more people accessing and transmitting large amounts of data, as well as the market demand for dynamically adjusting network bandwidth usage patterns in real time. And with the built-in 5G networked data chip to achieve the best integration effect of the terminal connection application.
MediaTek does not plan to enter the small base station product layout at present. In addition to considering the relatively poor market competition efficiency at this stage, it is also related to the development of mainstream technology in the market. After all, most of the network transmission technologies using Sub 6 band are mostly derived from The 4GLTE related specifications, together with the mmWave technology application on the mobile phone side, are not yet ready at this stage, so there is really no need to compete in small base stations.
The R15 full specification schedule for 3GPP's original scheduled for March this year will be postponed and is expected to enter the R16 specification in June of this year. MediaTek said that it intends to formulate the R15 Late Drop specification at the end of December. Some details need to be adjusted, and in fact, commercialization standards have been reached, so it does not affect the preparation of the product.
At the same time, MediaTek also stated that it has set up R&D centers in the UK, Sweden and Finland in the past 11 years, and focused on the development of mobile communication technology applications. The 5G network technology, which is expected to develop in 2020, is more actively involved in setting standards and proposes A number of valid technology patents, the approval rate of proposals is also as high as 43%.
As for the necessary technical patents for the next 5G network, MediaTek said that it will use partner sharing in accordance with the 3GPP specifications and use patents at a reasonable price, and will not tend to deliberately avoid specific technology patents, so it will be connected in the future. Technical applications will still maintain uniform technical standards with various manufacturers without the compatibility of specifications.