MediaTek Reaches 5G CA & VoNR with Swisscom, Ericsson, and OPPO

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

February 01, 2021


MediaTek Reaches 5G CA & VoNR with Swisscom, Ericsson, and OPPO
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MediaTek announced it reached a 5G carrier aggregation (CA) and Voice over New Radio (VoNR) with Swisscom, Ericsson, and OPPO, which accelerates 5G networks across Europe.

Per a press release, throw the joint collaboration, 5G CA between frequency division duplex (FDD) low band and time division duplex (TDD) mid band was achieved in both Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) network architectures.

TFDD was deployed with LTE by using the same spectrum resources and utilizing the Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technique. The aggregation between the FDD band and its wider coverage capabilities, coupled with the TDD band, will help extend the coverage of higher peak rate capabilities and increase network capacity.

VoNR, which represents a step toward the migration to 5G SA systems, allows OEMs to bring innovative services to the forefront of the market. According to the same release, SA networks, 5G applications will be able to go beyond enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) targets of high data throughput to meet the ultra-low latency and reliability requirements of mission-critical use cases and enable next generation of massive IoT deployment.

The milestones were reached on available OPPO Reno 4Z 5G devices that are powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 SoC and MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC test user equipment (UE).

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including (Phoenix), (Phoenix),, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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