PHILIPPINES – MediaTek announced that it is working with local telecommunications providers, including DITO Telecommunications, to bring the latest in 4G LTE and 5G to the Philippines.
The result of a partnership between Dennis Uy-led Udenna Corporation and China Telecom, Dito is the third and newest telco player in the country, and the first major player to attempt to challenge a market long dominated by Globe and PLDT / Smart.
As a manufacturer of semiconductors, MediaTek is venturing beyond smartphones, partnering with broadband operators to bring 5G to bring speeds to rival fixed line services out of the box without incurring costs for laying down cables or fiber.
This includes the MediaTek T750, the company’s first 5G chipset designed for fixed wireless access routers and mobile hotspot devices. It supports 5G sub-6GHz frequencies and two component carrier aggregation (2CC CA) for extended coverage.
Additional T750 features include:
- Support for standalone and non-standalone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz 5G networks
- Two component 5G FR1 carrier aggregation in both FDD and TDD modes
- Support for up to 5CC LTE carrier aggregation
- Embedded GPU and display driver to support a HD display up to 720p
- Four PCIe interfaces for external Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Two 2.5Gbps SGMII interfaces to allow for a variety of LAN configurations
- PCM interface for external land-line phones
The T750 chipset comes pre-integrated with software drivers for MediaTek’s connectivity solutions such as 4×4 and 2×2 + 2×2 dual-band Wi-Fi 6 chipsets for distributing fast 5G internet to consumers’ favorite client devices.
At the event, Cedric Chang, Country Manager for MediaTek Philippines and Chin Lin Low, Technical Account Manager, explained that the collaboration with DITO is currently limited only for 4G LTE. MediaTek is keeping a neutral position regarding collaborating with telco operators in any markets.
Aside from Dito Telecommunications, MediaTek is also working with Globe and PLDT / Smart to roll out 5G-enabled devices in the Philippines.