OPPO and Ericsson Join Forces to Improve Use of 5G Technology
The uses of 5G are becoming more and more interesting. And those that are to come to show us a future with a lot of innovation in practically all sectors: Health, safety, tourism, and others. In this regard, OPPO and Ericsson join forces to renovate OPPO’s communication laboratory, a leading global 5G innovation center focused on cutting-edge 5G technology research.
Through the Communication Lab, OPPO manages to carry out the entire 5G research and development process, from the underlying RF front-end to software protocol updates, to local adjustments and final tests. This lab ensures that OPPO smartphones are among the first to implement many of the latest advancements in 5G technology, making OPPO the ideal partner for major operators and technology providers in 5G services. The laboratory allows the brand to play a relevant role in the development and evolution of communication technologies at a global level. OPPO’s communication laboratory contains three main areas: Radio Frequency Laboratory, Protocol Laboratory, and Network Simulation Laboratory.
The network simulation laboratory, which faithfully reflects real urban communication networks, can simulate 4G / 5G networks of different operators and provide communication services for up to 10,000 devices, thus being able to test the necessary prerequisites before 5G commercialization. in any area of the world.
In addition to the network simulation lab, OPPO Communication Lab also includes a radio frequency lab and a protocol lab. Today, 5G smartphones are used for a multitude of tasks in an infinite number of scenarios: from participating in a video conference while traveling on a high-speed train, to watching live broadcasts from a crowded shopping mall, or simply taking photos and uploading them to social networks anywhere in the world. Behind each of these scenarios is extensive testing performed by our researchers in the lab to ensure that the devices can achieve stable connections in all of these different environments.
Likewise, the protocol laboratory assists technicians in conducting research related to energy consumption, regression tests, and the launch of new functions, helping to drive innovation from different approaches. As an example, the lab is conducting research related to the next first major evolution of the 5G standard, Release 16, which is more environmentally friendly thanks to improved communication efficiency between smartphones and networks, which reduces the consumption of power from smartphones and base stations.
With its strengths in scientific research and with the support of its global industry partners, OPPO has achieved important milestones in 5G around the world. Already in 2018, OPPO successfully made the world’s first 5G video call using 3D structure technology; In 2019, the Reno series became the first commercially available 5G smartphone in Europe; and in 2021, OPPO, Vodafone, Qualcomm, and Ericsson achieved the commercialization of the first independent 5G network (SA) in Europe.
Going forward, OPPO will continue to increase its R&D by leading the cutting edge technology, its partnership with other industry leaders such as Ericsson, and will facilitate the development of 5G by increasing its possibilities for this key technology to lead the industry into a new era of Internet of Experience.