Today, MediaTek is announcing its latest 5G chipset, the T750. But unlike other 5G chipsets that we've covered, this one isn't made for phones. It's designed to be used in fixed wireless access routers and mobile hotspots. In other words, this is the type of thing that you can use to get a 5G home Wi-Fi network set up.
"Pervasive high-speed broadband connectivity is becoming more important with the increase in connected devices and the surge of people working from home, taking online classes and using services like tele-health and video calling," said JC Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of MediaTek’s wireless communications business unit. "We are extending our 5G leadership beyond the smartphone segment with the T750 chipset, opening up new markets for broadband operators and device makers, and helping consumers – no matter where they live – to experience all the advantages of 5G connectivity."
The T750 supports sub6 5G, like all of MediaTek's current 5G products, so there's no millimeter wave support. That means that you won't be getting gigabit speeds beamed into your house, but it can still provide broadband speeds in rural areas where fiber cables aren't being installed. It also supports two-component 5G FR1 carrier aggregation in FDD and TDD modes, 5CC LTE carrier aggregation, and it has a GPU to push an HD display. There are also four PCIe interfaces, so it can connect to external Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The MediaTek T750 is currently being sampled with potential customers.