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MediaTek to sell 150 million LTE chips in 2015

by on30 September 2015

In 18 month from zero to 180 million

MediaTek's Chief marketing officer Johan Lodenius has just mentioned that MediaTek plans to sell 150 million LTE chipsets in 2015.

The company sold 30 million LTE chipsets last year and combined they should be able to hit 180 million LTE chips by the end of the year.  

MediaTek held its annual PR and Analyst event in London where members of the press and analysts got to meet company's executives and the figures spilled out of that meeting.

Lodenius said that was the world's fastest LTE ramp-up and we are quite sure that they are not that far off. Fudzilla tested some of the phones with the Helio X10 chipset and the LTE modem and we managed to get 100 Mbps downloads at Austrian 3 network LTE.  

Mediatek had a tremendous growth in Asia particularly China and India. It is slowly expanding its product portfolio to Europe and USA.

The company expects to launch two new products that will feature a Cat 6 modem.  Helio P10 and will attack the mainstream and performance market while the Helio X20 will target for the high end phones. Just to show how much in advance this all is, the iPhone 6 has Cat 4 modem while the iPhone 6S just got the Cat 6 modem. 

Across EMEA, MediaTek got the attention of major players including Vodafone, EE and Orange. The list gets bigger as some phones from Acer, Sony, Alcatel and HTEC have MediaTek LTE solutions. You can find them across Europe, Russia and Middle East area and these devices are powered by MT6735M, MT6752 or Helio X10.

Local brands are embracing MediaTek's LTE. Archos, BW, General Mobile, Kazam, NGM & Wiko feature MT6732, MT6752 or MT6735 SoCs, and all are LTE capable.  MediaTek gained some traction with the Android One platform that was introduced in some markets in Europe.  

It looks like things are moving in the right direction for MediaTek.


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