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Intel set to bring 5G PCs to customers in 2019

Intel is continuing to build new products and collaborations for 5G across the network, client and cloud.

Intel announced its collaboration with Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft to bring 5G connectivity to Windows PCs with Intel XMM 8000 series commercial 5G modems. 

Intel expects the first high-performing 5G-connected PCs to surface in the market in the second half of 2019.

5G is not just another generation of wireless connectivity, it promises new opportunities for technology innovation across the computing and connectivity landscape from the cloud to the network and the client.

Not only will it bring a substantial amount of data needing processing but also new experiences for PC owners.

Imagine immersing in untethered VR from anywhere in the world, or downloading a 250-megabyte file in seconds from a parking lot. 

According to Intel, this is just a sampling of the experiences 5G will reimagine for the mobile PC. 

As this transformation of data continues, it’s critical for PCs to be ready with 5G.

You can watch the concept for 5G PCs here:

Intel also has several other connectivity projects in the works, these include: 

  • 11ax, the next big thing in Wi-Fi.

802.11ax builds enhanced levels of manageability and network efficiency and will be a critical part of the connected future with 5G.

  • eSIM functionality 

As of September 2017, all of Intel’s modem solutions for PCs support eSIM in enterprise and consumer segments, eSIM is a feature for connected PCs, and Intel plans to continue offering it going forward.

Intel is investing across its wireless portfolio and partners to bring 5G-connected mobile PCs to market, with benefits for users, like high-quality video on-the-go, high-end gaming, and seamless connections as users traverse Wi-Fi and cellular networks. 

With 5G’s speeds and capacity, Intel aims to help open the door to new experiences.

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