With the advent of technologies like virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IOT), wireless companies are working to offer better speed and connectivity to users.
Last year, the wireless industry announced the first official standard for 5G—one that is expected to dole out about 10 times faster connectivity than 4G. This would be ideal to stream 8K videos or download a 3D movie in just 30 seconds. The downloads usually take about six minutes when using 4G.
The 5G Internet will also power smart cities, self-driving cars, and automated surgical procedures, among others.
The chip maker, who is investing in AI and VR, is keen to expand and invest deeply across its wireless portfolio and bring 5G-connected mobile PCs to the market.
The company is primarily targeting users who are glued to high-end gaming and high-definition videos. In a recent statement to the press, Intel said that it will help open the door to new experiences hardly imaginable today, and "make connecting online from anywhere, anytime the norm."
Sandra L. Rivera, senior vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation, said that the company will demonstrate the first 5GNR interoperability publicly at the Mobile World Congress. "5G will enable innovative service offerings unbounded by today's infrastructure limitations and will spawn entire new industries," she said.
Intel expects the first wave of 5G-connected PCs to be introduced to the market in the second half of 2019.