OPPO unveils new Communication Lab in partnership with Ericsson

Leading the development in 5G technology

Global smartphone brand OPPO has unveiled its OPPO Communication Lab – the secret behind its 5G technologies. It has recently been upgraded in partnership with Ericsson, a global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) service provider.

The new communication lab has three major modules: Radio Frequency Lab, Protocol Lab, and Network Simulation Lab.

The Network Simulation Lab is a collaboration between OPPO and Ericsson. It can simulate 4G/5G networks of different operators and provide communication services for up to 10,000 devices. The lab also includes a Radio Frequency Lab and a Protocol Lab.

The Protocol Lab on the other hand supports technicians that conduct researches related to power consumption, regression testing, and joint new feature testing. The lab is jointly established by OPPO and Keysight, a leading testing technology provider.

Chris Shu, Vice President and General Manager of Product Strategy Planning and Cooperation Center, OPPO, said: “The upgraded OPPO Communication Lab is a new milestone in OPPO’s endeavor in 5G, and represents a new level of close cooperation with leading global technology companies. With the rapid evolution of global 5G technology, we are pleased to join hands with Ericsson and Keysight to leverage our experience in 5G standards, products, and applications to enhance the 5G ecosystem worldwide”.

Magnus Ewerbring, Vice President and CTO Asia-Pacific Ericsson states: Furthering the OPPO and Ericsson collaboration will bring forward more technology and products to lead 5G market demand and direction, as well as optimize 5G network experience for the end-user. As a leader in the global 5G market, Ericsson looks forward to collaborating with industry partners in building the 5G ecosystem and driving innovation to unleash the full potential of 5G technology.

“The world’s leading 5G mobile device manufacture such as OPPO, is fully aware that reliability testing is mandatory before launching the competitive commercial products into the market.”  said Cao Peng, vice president, and general manager for Keysight’s wireless test group,“ The protocol lab and RF lab is a critical milestone for Keysight and OPPO on 5G. Keysight 5G solutions enable OPPO’s technical engineers to efficiently conduct power consumption testing, regression testing, new feature interoperability testing, etc, and also to emulate crowd streets and high-speed train scenarios which could further help OPPO implement their 5G strategy and introduce their leading 5G products into the market as early as possible.”

With the upgraded communication lab, OPPO now has the full capability to do 5G research and development and be among the first to offer the latest 5G technologies. OPPO will also continue to increase its R&D, partner with other industry leaders such as Ericsson, facilitate 5G development, and continue to unlock the possibilities of 5G as it leads the industry towards the era of Internet of Experience.

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