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Intel Demonstrates Range of 5G Power and Versatility with AT&T; Introduces New Mobile SoC with Spreadtrum

09 Mar 2017

At Mobile World Congress 2017, Intel continues collaborations with AT&T and Spreadtrum that highlight new products and trials to improve LTE and 5G connectivity.

Mobile World Congress Day 1 Images

Scenes from Mobile World Congress 2017 on Feb. 27, 2017, including the Intel Corporation demostration booth. Intel Corporation is presenting much of its communications technology at Mobile World Congress 2017. The event, which runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, focuses on the mobile communications industry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Building on momentum of a successful trial announced in December, AT&T announced its plans to kick off another 5G trial with Intel and Ericsson in Spring 2017. The trial, based on the Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform, will enable residential and small-to-medium business customers in Austin, Texas, to stream DIRECTV NOW and access next-generation entertainment and enhanced broadband services.

Spreadtrum Communications launched a new 5-mode LTE system-on-chip (SoC) based on Intel Airmont architecture and 14nm process technology. Spreadtrum’s new integrated CAT 7 modem SoC (SC9861G-IA) is designed to not only be power-efficient, but with Intel® Virtualization Technology, it also supports a multi-domain security system architecture, providing security for smart devices. Spreadtrum SC9861G-IA is scheduled for mass production in the second quarter of 2017 and targets the global mid-level and premium smartphone markets.