MediaTek M80 5G modem now official

MediaTek M80 5G modem now official

MediaTek has announced its new M80 5G modem which combines mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G technologies onto a single chip and supports both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) architectures, with a peak rate of 7.67 Gbps in the downlink and 3.76 Gbps in the uplink.

Aside from supporting ultra-fast 5G speeds, the MediaTek M80 5G modem also supports dual 5G SIM, dual 5G NSA and SA networks, and dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR). It also integrates MediaTek’s 5G UltraSave technology for power-saving enhancements, MediaTek’s Dynamic Bandwidth Part (BWP) technology bandwidth optimization, and Connected Mode DRX (C-DRX) technology to allow it to regularly remain powered in connected standby even when there is no data activity.


The MediaTek M80 5G modem is ideal for devices like smartphones, PCs, Mi-Fi hotspots, broadband customer premise equipment (CPE), industrial IoT applications and more. The new modem has also been tested against industry standards offers operators around the world support for a full range of radio access technologies:

• 3GPP Release 16 standard
• Sub-6 GHz and mmWave dual connectivity and carrier aggregation
• 5G NR (FR1) with more than two carrier aggregation
• 5G mmWave (FR2) up to 8CC
• 5G carrier aggregation with Mixed Duplex (TDD + FDD)
• Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) ready

MediaTek’s M80 5G modem is expected to sample with customers later in 2021.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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